(and your VAS Peninsular Chapter answered the call)
On a cold and frosty November morning, Mr. Patrick McManus (Peninsular Chapter President) and I were invited by the Boy Scouts to take part in this event to better demonstrate those survey skills that may have been employed during this type of “hazardous journey”.
Over 100 Troop members and leaders from all over the Peninsular took part in this weekend camping trip on the grounds of the plantation.Scouts were instructed on everything from tomahawk throwing, to tree identification, to mapping / orienteering and the use of survey equipment in the recovery of property nails set around the fictitious property belonging to Lt Gen, Sir Robert Baden-Powell .
This event was such a success for those in attendance that the plan is to make it an annual affair and on behalf of the VAS, we committed our continued support of this great resource for future surveyors in training….!
A special thanks to Mr. David Wilkinson, PE, of the Lakota Tribe and the City of Newport News, for inviting us to be part of this event.