Brownie Troop 550 from Placer County visited Taylor Ranch Preserve for a nature hike, and lucked out with a beautiful day, but still plenty of mud to “tough it out” through. They spent several hours learning about nature, the work of PLT, and about the importance of giving back (you’re never too young for that lesson).
PLT’s Program Manager, Janet Voris, arranged the outing for the troop. Her granddaughter, Destiny, attend and loved leading the troop along the muddy trails. After a hike and a picnic lunch, the girls gathered sticks and branches for their “fort” and learned about teamwork as they hauled some fairly large branches.
The Brownies earned an Adventure Badge for their outdoor efforts. Their lessons in philanthropy will continue in February. They might also be learning from PLT’s newest Board Member, John Marin, who will teach them the value of volunteerism by sharing his own experience volunteering at a homeless clinic.
If your Scout Troop wants to learn about the work we do, give us a call.