Just over 100 cub scouts (rising first- to fifth-graders) from about 12 packs in the Catawba District (Salem, Roanoke, and Botetourt) attended the annual Cub Scout Day Camp at Hopetree June 18 to 22. The Catawba District has hosted the event at Hopetree Family Services (formerly known as the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home) for over 10 years, this year’s camp director Sandy French said.
2012′s theme was “Superhero Training Day,” and the boys made superhero-related crafts (like supercool shields!) Every day, scouts enjoyed five different stations: a swim lesson, a sport, a nature lesson, a craft, and practice shooting BB guns, bows, or slingshots.
Special guest speakers included Officer Eric Orange with Roanoke County Police Department, meteorologist Jamie Singleton, comic book artist Matt Slay (who taught the boys how to draw Spiderman), and Salem Superkicks’ John Bryant. Lunch donations for volunteers came from Little Caesar’s, Chick-fil-A, Firehouse Subs, and donations also came from Aztec Rentals.