It’s not uncommon for children to think that food comes from the supermarket. After all, that’s where mum and dad buy it from, isn’t it? With this idea in mind, Blockhouse Bay’s Iona Scouts recently set out to make some discoveries about where food comes from, with a fishing trip to Cox’s Bay, Westmere, and picnic at Ambury Farm Park, Mangere.
It was a beautiful day for the fishing trip. The abundant fish were visible under the water and the kids got a buzz from seeing them swimming near their rods. However, it seemed the group were feeding the fish rather than catching them; they could see them eating their bait, but had little success reeling them in. One of the leaders finally managed to catch a fish, which was very exciting for the kids.
The group also visited Ambury Farm Park, Auckland Regional Council’s working farm park in Mangere. It is free to visit and a great place to spend the day, with horses, pigs, cows, chickens and rabbits, to name just a few of their farm animals, and they also have some beautiful walks. While the little ones looked at the farm animals, the older kids in the group cycled around one of the tracks surrounding the farm.
In true scouting fashion, the group had a wonderful time despite the truly horrible weather, making the best of things by picnicking under the shelter of a building near the car park.
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