Fall brings a lot of outdoor activities to Buckhead. Team sports are rolling, and local Cub Scout packs are beginning to work on that next badge. Webelos Den 8 from Cub Scout Pack 266 in Dunwoody visited the Blue Heron Wildlife Preserve to explore, learn, and earn their Webelos Walkabout pin.
A few of the fourth graders were already familiar with the preserve, but it was the first visit for most. The well-manicured trails and boardwalks are the perfect place for a hike. The scouts were particularly fascinated by the frog and salamander breeding area.
Part of the Scout oath is to be helpful. Each boy took a turn as the “service project leader” during the hike. The service project leader was in charge of the trash collection along the path. The boys also met the executive director of the preserve, Melody Harclerode. Melody explained some of the art along the trail, and told the boys about other upcoming projects.