Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Local Cub Scouts Enjoy Campout

Cub Scouts in the Prairie Winds District enjoyed a weekend campout with their families at Willard Meyer Recreation Area near Milligan May 30 and 31st.  

The event attracted over 150 participants and was hosted by Pack 180 out of Utica.  Cub Scouts in Pack 218 out of Exeter participated in the weekend event.

The Cub Scouts participated in a campfire on Friday evening and each pack took turns performing skits or a song.  After the entertainment was over everyone enjoyed cooking smores over the fire.

The next morning started with an early flag ceremony before the scouts were divided by rank to participate in a variety of activities.  The Webelos scouts started the morning off with bb guns, archery and the tomahawk throw hosted by the Prairie Winds Chapter of the Order of the Arrow.

The Tigers, Wolves and Bears also had the opportunity to shoot bb guns and use a bow and arrow.  All of the scouts did a wood project from a popsicle stick frame to a bookshelf and a wood game.

The Bear scouts learned to safely use a pocket knife and they carved a hui stick with their pocketknives.

The scouts all had the opportunity to visit the Nebraska Game and Parks fishing trailer and try out their poles and bait during the day.

Above - Pack 218 performs one of the classic skits “Invisible Bench” Utica Pack 180 Cubmaster Rick Backhus watches.  The scouts pictured from the left are Mikey Bartu, Devin Harrison, Braden Capek,  Chris Kelch, Ben Bartu and Tyler Due. Below -
Braden Capek, a Webelo in Pack 218 uses a jig to hold his board to make the perfect cut for his triangle golf tee game.

This was the third annual Family Campout in the Cornhusker Council Prairie Winds District.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Exeter Public Library Hosts Story Hour

The Exeter Public Library hosted two story hour’s for local children Tuesday, June 17th.  The preschool – Kindergarten group met in the afternoon and read the Eric Carle book, “Pancakes, Pancakes.”  So, of course, they had to make pancakes.  The participants took turns shaking up the pancake mix and then created a picture of their favorite breakfast while they waited for their special snack.  Above, Zoey Papke got busy shaking up the pancake mix while her grandma, Annette Gloystein watched. Below,

Cohen Harre had to hold his tongue just right to get the pancake mix shook up to the right consistency.

 The kids drew their favorite breakfast on the paper and colored it in.  Lots of pancakes, french toast, sausage on eggs on these papers.

Above - Librarian Jessica Votipka had some very patient pancake making helpers in (l-r) Cohen Harre, Brett Kallhoff and Will Kallhoff.  Below, Brett and Will enjoy their pancakes.