learn about bridges
The Webelos Scouts of Pack 638 each share what they learned in a field
trip Feb. 22.
By Hunter Chaffee
2nd Year Webelos
The Webelos Scouts of Pack 638 went on a field trip down to Graves
Creek/Salmon River for our Engineering Pin. We learned about the signs
at the end of a bridge. And it meant that when the black lines are slashed
in that is the flow of traffic. The first bridge you come to was an old
railroad and then they stuck asphalt over the bridge. Have you ever noticed
the big bridge down at the Salmon River is higher in the middle so the
water can drain off? There are cup size holes on the bridge to help the
water drain. Thank you Chuck Lacer for helping us learn about engineering.
By Anthony Karel
In Boys Scouts on February 22nd I learned that wooden bridges last
longer than concrete bridges. That you need wings on bridges because it
helps dirt stay in one place. That if you make a long bridge you have to
make it into a couple of pieces. That plank bridges need a cable in the
back so it doesnít collapse in the middle.
By Carson Schmidt
Are bridges important? Yes because we have to get from point A to point
B. The longest bridge is Golden Gate Bridge. A bridge is a good thing.
On February 22, the Webelos learned about bridges by taking a tour
of a bridge at Graves Creek. Chuck Lacer showed the scouts plans on how
to make a bridge. The scouts are working on their engineer requirements
By Jared Coppernoll
On February 22, Shari, Hunter, Anthony, Carson and I went to Rogerís
house and met Chuck. Chuck is a Civil Engineer. We split up and headed
to the river. We saw 5 bridges and they were all different. Civil Engineering
Chuck Lacer talks to the Webelos Scouts about bridges
as they work to earn their engineering badges. Photo by Shari Chaffee.