Boys will be Boys…

Teen Treks - Group PhotoAt first, I thought I might have to cancel the program.  Only 4 kids signed up.  I sent postcards to past Day Campers who were now old enough.  I called the 4 registered and asked them to invite friends.  Miraculously, the week before the program, the van was full.  Nine boys for Teen Treks.  All boys.  Hmm…

I’m the mother of daughters and a lifetime Girl Scout leader.  I know what to do with girls.  I admit, I was a little nervous when I saw the roster.  I have to say, though, this was a great week and those boys are really great kids.  They were polite, had great senses of humor… and best of all… even though they explored some potentially dangerous places, they used good sense and safety…  at least while I could see them.

Holly and I were group leaders for four days of adventures. We visited:

Griffis Sculpture Park, East Otto NY
How Many Kids will Fit Inside the Statue

Allegheny National Forest (Rimrock and The Bent Run Waterfall Area)
Chaz Derek at Top of the Falls

Erie PA (Asbury Woods, The Tom Ridge Environmental Center, and the Beach)
Jacob Drew Kurt

Arkwright Falls
Alex Drew Jacob Kurt Derek Jeff Chaz

 Thank you, boys, for wonderful adventures.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer as much as I enjoyed this week.

More pictures:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamestownaudubon/sets/72157606323812687/


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6 thoughts on “Boys will be Boys…

  1. What a great day for those lucky boys–they look like they are having a great time. The photos are very nice–bet they will enjoy seeing them online.

  2. You were brave taking all those active boy teens on a trek — from the photos it looks like they had a great time.

    If nothing else ,they could not help but get the message from you ,and from their hands -on experience, that there is much to see,do, and learn from being out in nature — a great,and important, message.

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