Norseland Scout Camp celebrates 75 years
ST. PETER, Minn. (KEYC) - Saturday marked the 75th anniversary for the Norseland Scout Camp Boy scouts.
They were out for a day of fun, working together, and maybe even learning some new skills.
“It gives them a chance to get out of their comfort zone to try different things,” said Troop 320 Volunteer, Jane Arends. “Especially with the different merit badges that their offering, and even just the different events that they have going on, through the weekend, and it also helps them bond with other kids not just with our troop, but the other area troops as well.”
Multiple organizations came to assist with the event to teach the scouts valuable lessons that they can take with them throughout life.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to get a chance to talk to the scouts about what we do,” said Joe Reinemann, a disaster volunteer with the American Red Cross. “[It’s to] give them a taste of how we work in a disaster setting, and help them understand our role and it’s great to interact with the scouts.”
Ian Johnson, a Troop 113 Boy Scout, talked about the positive impact he has gained from being a boy scout.
“It’s a very rewarding thing to go through,” said Johnson. “To just work towards Eagle or being able to just work towards being in Cub Scouts, the Webelos, and going to summer camp for a week during boy scouts or going for two days during week.”
The Boy Scouts learn important skills like CPR, teaching, emergency preparedness, and disaster response.
Learning to teaching these skills to others is just one highlight for Johnson.
“Being able to teach kids even just at school or anywhere; being able to teach them if they need help with something being able to just teach anything, really,” explained Johnson. “Just, if you learn it, then you can teach it to other scouts -- or even people in school or just around the neighborhood.”
Norseland Scout Camp also has community events for those that would like to be a part of Norseland Boy Scouts.
To learn more, visit the Twin Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America.
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