Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Sled Dogs....Oh My!
The Cub Scouts of Pack 719, Den 4 along with several Girl Scouts came out to the Northern Central Rail Trail in White Hall, Maryland this past Saturday to visit the Maryland Sled Dog Adventures team and work on their dog sledding badge. As you can see, a good time was had by all.
During the dog sledding program, the scouts learned all about dog sledding including how to harness the dogs, how to put booties on the dogs, the commands used in dog sledding (and how to "gee over" on the trail to avoid trail traffic), what sled dogs eat, and how sled dogs are trained.
After learning all about dog sledding, the scouts were hungry and got to enjoy brownies and hot cocoa.
Nenana, Alaska to Nome, Alaska. For more information on the Serum Run, click here.
dryland dog sled ride. Each scout took a short ride with the entire Maryland Sled Dog Adventures team of sled dogs while relaying the medicine to save the children of Nome. During the rides, Zoe and Sobo ran in lead while Okemo and T-Bone ran in wheel. Meanwhile, sled puppy, Acadia, took a nap in the dog truck.
Okemo's favorite part of the day.
Then it was time for the dog sledding patch presentation. As each scout received his or her dog sledding badge, he or she told us what to he or she had learned during the dog sledding program. Best Answer: Bryan learned that you should always wear safety gear (helmet and safety glasses) when dog sledding. We're sure young Bryan has a great career ahead of him at OSHA.
For more information on Maryland Sled Dog Adventures' patch programs in dog sledding for cub scouts and girl scouts, visit the Tours page of our website. To see additional photos from this scout program and others visit our Gallery. And for even more great photos, visit our Webshots Gallery.