Scout pack hosts Camporee at Rickey Farm

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  • PHOTOS BY CHRIS WYMAN Elizabeth Neillands of Vernonís Pond Hollow Stables brought two ponies to the camporee and went into great detail about equines and how to properly treat them.

  • Preparing firewood for the great campfire that would follow after dusk.

  • With honey bees flying all around the inside to the screened tent, Vernon beekeeper JC Cowell of the Bees, Birds & Bear Apiary showed the children how to locate the queen bee.

  • Vernon scout Kelly Witters, 10, is shown on the zip line.

As a departure from past camporees, Vernon Cub Scout Pack 404 this year invited dozens of township girl scouts and brownies to join them for a weekend at the Rickey Farm on Route 94.

Tents covered the top of the grassy field alongside the Appalachian Trail with perfect weather the entire weekend.

Along with the ever popular zip line, educational entertainment also included two ponies brought by Elizabeth Neillands of Vernon’s Pond Hollow Stables and a very much hands-on demonstration in beekeeping courtesy of Vernon beekeeper JC Cowell of the Bees, Birds & Bear Apiary.

— Photos by Chris Wyman
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