Acadia Parish Cub Scouts study space
Cub Scouts from throughout Acadia Parish explored space this past week as they attended a five-day Cub Scout Day Camp sponsored by the Evangeline Area Council in the Civic Center’s Mural Room.
From Monday, June 7, through Friday, June 11, the 39 young scouts from the Acadia District enjoyed an adventure entitled “To The Mooon Again in 2010.”
Along with the many activities organized by Coordinator Judy McCrory, two special visitors added to the excitment.
On Tuesday afternoon Fred Kepner, an education specialist with the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. helped the young boys build their own black powder-propelled rockets. The scouts launched their rockets in the Frog Festival fairgrounds. The scouts also built balloon powered cars and other types of rockets.
On Thursday afternoon, Amber Sonnier, a fourth grade teacher at Mire Elementary, simulated a comet, using dry ice and other common items after describing the elements in a comet.
Sonnier also talked to the Cubs about the phases of the moon.