Cub & Boy Scouts will be at the Lodge with Makahiki cards for purchase this month. Moved back to the NBC (Blaisdell Center) please visit the Makahiki and bring a child (grand or great). Sign your keiki up for Scouting, but do it at OUR 616 booth. Dates for the Makahiki? Buy the card.
Unable to attend? Purchase the card anyway for the fantastic discounts from various vendors. Mahalo for the support. See below as to why.
About 3 months ago our scouts learned Survival Skills while camping at Ho’omaluhia. Recently at a Bellows campout, these lesson became real. Heavy rain, gusty winds 40+ mph sent tents flying during the middle of the night. The training kicked in and within 45 minutes everything was packed, people counted and a 2 a.m. departure was accomplished by very soggy/wet scouts. All returned safely.
Four (4) tents were destroyed and two (2) more were damaged but are repairable. Please purchase the Makahiki cards and be extremely generous at the car wash at the end of the month. It will take $700+ to replace these tents. This was not budgeted.
The rest of the story…no more Winter camping at Bellows!
Mahalo for the support. You will see our Scouts more as… well, that’s next month’s story.