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Cub Scouts search the stacks

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cub Scout Nathan Crump finds a nonfiction book about pirates during a scavenger hunt.

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Cub Scout Pack 384 explored the Georgetown Library recently, finding fascinating titles in fiction and nonfiction and earning a Communicator Activity Badge.

The scouts learned secrets of the Dewey Decimal system and delved into the library’s online catalog before embarking on a book scavenger hunt.

“I learned that the numbers on the book mean something,” said scout Andrew Ackerman.

“I understood the letters on fiction books, but nonfiction is a little more complicated.”

“I liked the challenge to find a book about a specific topic,” said scout Nathan Crump.

“Go ahead, give me a topic. I can find it now!”

The scouts located nonfiction books on topics ranging from pirates to pet care.

As part of their badge efforts, they created a secret code, then codified a sentence from their books.

The scouts then decoded the sentences and shared them with the group.

“It was neat, learning all these facts,” said scout Alexander Pelham.

“I also learned that it’s a lot easier using the normal alphabet, instead of our code!”

The library has an exciting midwinter planned, including programs on financial fitness, computer use, area history, local authors and more.

To see all the library’s offerings, visit their website at georgetowncountylibrary.sc.gov.

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