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With the 2016 Summer Olympics around the corner, some very fortunate Cub Scouts suited up last week for an Olympic adventure at Granogue, the expansive estate of Irenee du Pont, Jr., in Montchanin.  With giant, elevated rings and a structure holding the Olympic flame at the entrance to the camp, there was no doubt kids were in for a golden, fun-filled week at the Powder Mill District Cub Scout Day Camp!

Each of Scouting’s core values (A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, reverent) were displayed on 12 separate wooden signs, which lined the 1/2-mile drive up to the estate.  Mr. DuPont has donated his property for the Scout camp for more than a decade.

Some 120 campers took part in friendly Olympic competition including rugby, archery, cricket, BB gun shooting, field events, slingshot, soccer, relay races, water slides and more. Cub Scout Day Camp at Granogue was sold out with 120 campers and 50 volunteers, who worked the games all day and and concluded with daily wrap-up meetings where they discussed ways to make the next day’s program even better. The spirited week ended Friday with an awards ceremony and free choice activities all afternoon so kids could enjoy the activities they liked most.

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