Event Reports

GeoCashing in the Forest

During the previous three weeks, the scouts went on a geocaching outing, an event where you have to go to a few destinations as fast as you can on trails and roads. The event was planned by Giacomo, who set the destinations and planned the routes. The scouts walked in a total of around 3 km, across rivers, hills, and even through bushes. Most of the destinations were quite off of the road, and it took around 15 minutes to go from one another.

Congratulations to the winner group of the event was the team with Elijah, Silas, Marnix, Giorgio, with a time of 57 minutes, and every other people who participated in the event.

By Webmaster JM

Helping the BioParc Challandes

On the 27 of February, the scouts went to BioParc Challandes. One half of them went from 9 am to 12 am and the other half went from 2 pm to 5 pm. The park had animals such as wallabies, maras, muntjacs, rabbits, peacocks, ducks, chickens, geese, parrots, owls, lemurs, bald-headed eagle, camels, goats, boars, cheetah-like cats, fossa, raccoons, mice, and soon two new lynx.

The scouts helped with routines such as transferring the compost and spreading out woodchips from a pile for the wallabies and for the lynx who is going to come soon. The scouts were divided into two groups, and were switched after the first half. This event had around fifteen scouts who were lead by Oliver and Silas in the morning and Killian and Matteo in the afternoon. The work at BioParc Challandes was hard, but was fun and helpful to the staff working in the park.

By Webmaster JM

the wallaby zone has woodchips spreaded out equally (left), mara (top-right), muntjac (bottom-right)

woodchips spreaded for the lynx (right), peacocks (top-left), bald-headed eagle (bottom-left)

scouts working on the compost transfer (left), donation box (top-right), wallaby (bottom-right)

Hiking in Toblerone Trail

On the 13 of February 2021, the Troop 130 did a hike from Vich to the Cabane Forestière La Cézille next to the Toblerones. The hike was planned by Killian and Giacomo, and there were eleven scouts divided into four groups. The groups were led by the patrol leaders Killian, Silas, and also Giacomo and Marlon. The scouts worked on their merit badge and rank requirements. The weather was snowy and was sunny, and was a great time.

Someone also graffitied on the Toblerones, 'SCOUTS', but later the snow melted to leave no trace!

By Webmaster JM