Troop 32 and Pack 32 enjoy busy summer
Over the summer, Manila Pack 32 and Troop 32 took part in and completed the Native American Archaeological Expedition Passport. They visited Hampson Archeological Museum in Wilson, Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park in Scott, and Parkin Archeological State Park in Parkin.
Their first stop was Hampson Archeological State Park. There the boys toured the museum and learned about the Mississippian people from the Nodena Site and participated in a scavenger hunt using things they learned along the way. They were also given the opportunity to throw spears.
The next stop was Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, which is the largest mound site in Arkansas State Parks. There the boys learned about the culture of the Plum Bayou people. While in the area, they visited Pinnacle Mountain State Park. The boys, parents, and leaders climbed to the top of Pinnacle Mountain, which is one of seven peaks of the Ouachita Mountain Range.
Their third and final stop was Parkin Archeological State Park. The boys walked the village site that Hernando DeSoto visited over 400 years ago. While visiting, the boys used blow guns and were given the chance to throw spears once again. They also enjoyed a tour of the Northern Ohio School, a historic one room schoolhouse.