2008-05-17 / News

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Last Saturday, Frank "Louie" Baker and his assistant, Calvin Pifer, presented a hands-on workshop on the traditional skill of gold panning to members of Austin Brownie Troop 911, Cub Pack 524 and Boy Scout Troop 524. Baker, a member of the Bald Eagle Chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA), demonstrated gold panning techniques then assisted the scouts as they panned for their own gold. Each child had a chance to try their luck at panning while their parents looked on. All materials were provided by the GPAA, including soil samples containing small amounts of gold. Brownie Troop leaders Chrissy Stuckey and Carey Pifer, Cub Pack Cub Master Scott Hostetlar, and Boy Scout Master Tom Hurd were all on hand to assist with activities. Hot dogs were cooked over an open fire and refreshments were enjoyed by all. Photos by Janie Baker Last Saturday, Frank "Louie" Baker and his assistant, Calvin Pifer, presented a hands-on workshop on the traditional skill of gold panning to members of Austin Brownie Troop 911, Cub Pack 524 and Boy Scout Troop 524. Baker, a member of the Bald Eagle Chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA), demonstrated gold panning techniques then assisted the scouts as they panned for their own gold. Each child had a chance to try their luck at panning while their parents looked on. All materials were provided by the GPAA, including soil samples containing small amounts of gold. Brownie Troop leaders Chrissy Stuckey and Carey Pifer, Cub Pack Cub Master Scott Hostetlar, and Boy Scout Master Tom Hurd were all on hand to assist with activities. Hot dogs were cooked over an open fire and refreshments were enjoyed by all. Photos by Janie Baker

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