BSA Scouts Troop 115 had a great and productive time at Webelos Woods this year. Webelos woods is the Suwanee River Area Council’s event to introduce Webelos to the patrol method and youth led activities. It’s also an opportunity for local troops to meet Webelos who are about to cross over to scouting.
This year’s program was different from previous years, recruiting scouts to act as patrol leaders for the Webelos dens. Kenny and Jake served as ambassadors from our troop to their Webelos patrol.
The scouts were led to a number presentations from the attending units, Venturing and Order of the Arrow. Scout Troop 115 made a presentation on how to safely set fires. David did a great job as our Scout presenter and we passed out Troop 115 decals to all the visiting scouts.
Of course, if we don’t make time for fun then we aren’t doing scouting right. Somewhere in the midst of leading Webelos around Wallwood, teaching about fire safety, and cleaning up meals, all our scouts found a little time for gaga ball before the movie and desserts.
BSA Scouts Troop 115 is headed back to Providence Canyon. If you have hiking requirements for merit badges or rank advancement, this is the place to get it. The canyon is beautiful. The camping offers wonderful wilderness views and an interesting history.
There are trails that run along the rim of the canyon and down inside the too. In our experience, usually camping in January, this camping trip is the one most likely to earn frost points (sleeping outdoors in freezing weather).
Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon” is a testament to the power of man’s influence on the land. Massive gullies as deep as 150 feet were caused simply by poor farming practices during the 1800s, yet today they make some of the prettiest photographs within the state. The rare Plumleaf Azalea grows only in this region and blooms during July and August when most azaleas have lost their color. The canyon soil’s pink, orange, red and purple hues make a beautiful natural painting at this quiet park.
Visitors can enjoy views of the canyons from the rim trail, taking care to stay behind fences and off the fragile canyon edge. Hikers who explore the deepest canyons will usually find a thin layer of water along the trail, indication of the water table below. Guests who hike to canyons 4 and 5 may want to join the Canyon Climbers Club. Backpackers can stay overnight along the backcountry trail which highlights portions of the canyon and winds through mixed forest. Camping, cottages and efficiency units are available nearby at Florence Marina State Park on 45,000 acre Lake Walter F. George.