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Clarenville Scouts have exciting weekend in Loreburn


Scout leaders applaud generosity of community

Scouts learned to clean and fillet cod, and got some hands-on experience.
Scouts learned to clean and fillet cod, and got some hands-on experience.

LOREBOURN, N.L.— Fourth Clarenville Scouts spent the July 13 weekend at the cabin community of Lorebourn, a small cabin community about a 2.7 kilometre hike from St. Jones Within.

The summer community is accessible only by sea or a rough ATV path.

The group hiked from St. Jones Within on Friday —meaning the Scouts were brave enough to hike in the woods on Friday the 13th.

Local George Brown helped the Scouts by bringing their equipment to Lorebourne by boat, and Scouts leaders say it proved to be the first of many times over the weekend that the people of St. Jones Within and Lorebourne went out of their way to ensure that the Scouts had a good weekend.

“They were very generous. They gave of themselves,” said leader Harvey Lock.

Lock says when they arrived, a grassy area was mowed so that Scouts could lay down their tents easily, and that the Scouts had access to the community centre and water supply.

Hector and Randall Meadus taught the Scouts how to clean and fillet cod, and Hector also took the Scouts for a tour of the community, telling them stories from when he was a boy.

“It gave them a realization of what life was like in the not too distant past,” said Lock.

The Scouts were busy in Lorebourn, building a new swing set, filleting cod, hiking the local woods, and exploring the coastline.

When the group hiked back late Sunday afternoon, Hector brought their equipment back to St. Jones Within by boat to help the Scouts.

“We’d like to really thank the people that helped us — we’re very grateful to them. They were generous in so many ways,” Lock told The Packet. “It was almost like we were adopted.”

Mark.squibb@thepacket.ca

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