On Saturday, May 10 2014, the Boy Scouts had their annual Makahiki festival in which many different troops from around the state gathered at Ala Moana Beach Park to partake in various different activities hosted by private organizations, or by their fellow Boy Scouts.
> In preparation for the Makahiki, older scouts tutored younger scouts in knot tying skills under supervision of assistant scout masters. The scouts then split up into patrols and put their knot tying skills to the test by building tents out of rope and tarps. Patrols then faced off in head to head competition and the winners were based on time and neatness of their tents.
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On our recent troop meeting, we did an activity to practice for a Makahiki event. In previous years the Makahiki events were stuff like knot tying and fire building, but this year it was something different. We not only had to build a fire, but also use that fire to cook a corndog, which we had to cover in batter ourselves. Continue reading
On April 12, 2014, a small amount of older Scouts and adults, along with a much larger number of newer faces, met at the Hairpin Turn on the Pali Highway, to hike to Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, better know as “Sherwoods”. After a short preparation period, we began the 12-mile hike. Continue reading
The Malama Manoa 1000 Tree Giveaway service project was on Sunday, April 6, 2014, from 7:30 am, to 12:00 noon, at Manoa District Park. Ten scouts attended this project. Some of the reasons the Malama Manoa 1,000 Tree Giveaway is held is to make the island healthier, improve air quality, and to prevent erosion. The scouts helped unload trucks filled with plants, and carried them to their respective places, and helped people load their cars with plants. There were many varieties of plants like Ti leaf, Plumeria, and Papaya Trees. The Malama Manoa Tree Giveaway helps improve the environment in our community.
Article by Micah T.