Girl Scouts from Troop 10059 returned to Lake Metigoshe State Park (LMSP) for an experience of a lifetime. Six Girls Scouts traveled from Velva, ND to Bottineau, ND with fond memories of a previous trip to the state park.
Beginning on June 2, the girls and two leaders kicked off the day by taking a kayaking class. They were able to paddle through School Section Lake with a guide as they saw numerous birds and a beaver hut. After that, they learned about various pioneer ways of life as they made butter and yarn dolls.
After a picnic lunch on the beach, Girl Scouts explored the native wildlife through hands-on teaching and games. That evening, the troop traveled to Mystical Horizon which displayed the winter and summer solstices, a sundial, and a star gazing tube. They ended the day by visiting Tommy the Turtle at a Bottineau Park.
The next day started early with a guided hike through the state park. To close out their educational courses at the LMSP Outdoor Learning Center, the group discussed the many birds that are native to the area or migrate through. They even went bird-watching and spotted about eight different species. At the end of their trip, a visit to a local ice cream spot was needed after spending the afternoon on the beach - swimming and collecting shells.
Story submitted by Troop Co-Leader Libby Darnell.