Epworth Village Boy Scout Troop 314 reached new heights during a visit to Cornhusker Council Boy Scout Outdoor Education Center (OEC) just east of Lincoln. The youth, both young men and women, accepted the challenge presented by the indoor rock climbing wall.
It was safety first as OEC staff hooked Epworth youth up to safety equipment prior to their climb.
Epworth Village Behavior Interventionist Shavon Skelton accompanied the group. Skelton says, “I just wanted to share with everyone what an awesome experience this day was for our youth. None of them gave up and even though some didn’t make it all the way to the top they all pushed themselves and truly gave it their all. They supported each other and used excellent communication, and teamwork helping one another try to get to the top. This was exciting to see, as most of them were afraid to climb the wall, but by the time we left they all had tried it at least twice and repelled down from the top too. This is why I love what I am doing here.”
Scout leaders Tammy and Ray Boston made the trip possible, and graciously invited girls from the newly opened Dinsdale Cottage to go along.
“It (the outing) was a reward for working hard the whole year. We went out to Cici’s for pizza afterward,” Tammy states.
Epworth Village CEO Harrietta Reynolds says, “I think that Tammy and Ray Boston, as representatives of the Boy Scouts, are the perfect example of committed and dedicated volunteers. I appreciate them. These activities enrich our clients’ experience and get them out into the community. The Bostons are remarkable.”