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Sussex Scouts Skate at Skylands Ice World

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Swoosh! The cubs can not resist racing downhill in homemade cub mobiles! Credits: Jennifer Enberg
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Scouts having fun learning and practicing their archery safety and skills. Credits: Jennifer Enberg
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Wow! They demonstrate incredible balance crossing a homemade monkey bridge! Credits: Jennifer Enberg
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Thomas Hogan and Joshua Enberg are learning the ropes of skating. Credits: Jennifer Enberg
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STOCKHOLM, NJ - What do you get when you combine scouts and their families from Patriots’ Path Council Sussex District, skating at Skylands Ice World, and outdoors skills games?  Tons of fun at the Sussex Freeze O’ Ree.

On March 12 Skylands Ice World hosted a fun-filled afternoon for over 100 scouts, ranking from Lion to Arrow of Light together with their families, from throughout Sussex District. After a skating lesson and an awesome hour of skating, participants headed outside for winter fun activities including broom hockey, cubmobile races, archery, map and compass games, casting, tug-o-war, and crossing a hand-built monkey bridge.  

During the event, participants had the opportunity to support Color A Smile at colorasmile.org by drawing pictures that will be distributed to senior citizens, troops overseas, and anyone in need of a smile.  The goal of Color A Smile is to put smiles on people’s faces and remind them that someone is thinking of them.

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Organizers wanted to give a “big thank you to Skylands Ice World,  members of the Cub Activities Committee, Dave Bork, Cubmaster of Pack 153 - Sussex-Wantage, Karen Rozek, Sussex District Commissioner, Jim Coffaro, Scoutmaster of Troop 187- Hamburg-Hardyston and Boy Scouts from Troop 187 for all their hard work to give the scouts such a fun event.”

To learn all about the Sussex District’s exciting activities, you can refer to the district’s web site.

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