Next on the program was the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, John, who conducted a class on identifying animals in the wild. This met requirement six of the Second Class rank requirements. He covered the ability to stalk wild animals by following their tracks and distinguishing between similar species based on small differences in the tracks. He also discussed how to determine an animal's identity by the type of habitat it creates and the scat it leaves behind. The visiting Webelos eagerly joined in the discussion and asked a number of interesting questions.
|John fields questions from the multitudes
|With Ethan standing in for the sun,
it is shown how the movement of the
stick's shadow creates an East-West
line on the ground.
At the close of the meeting, the Scouts were once again congratulated on reaching the gold level of the Journey to Excellence in 2013. Scouts and leaders were presented patches for their uniforms to signify this important achievement.