On Friday May 31st, SBCS 7th grade girls went on an outing to the Loch Raven reservoir. The participants made goals for the outing which included: to learn/improve canoeing skills, build stronger bonds within the group, and have a fun experience in nature. To reach goal #1 adult volunteers teamed up with each 7th grader to work one-on-one on canoeing technique. As the girls progressed (amazingly quickly!) they took on their second goal and chose to paddle with a peer that they normally would not work with during the school day. For the third goal the group played several ice breakers, ate lunch on a point overlooking the water, saw a bald eagle, rescued a shoe from a mud pit, navigated treacherous downed trees while going under a bridge, and took time to just relax on the water. The girls agreed that they had made a lot of progress towards their goals all while embarking on an amazing adventure.
"Thank you BICO Club I had fun. I've never been canoeing, even though it was hard and my shoe got stuck in the mud it was fun and I met new people." - Lauren 7th Grade
One highlight from today's trip - "seeing all the pretty trees and being out in the sun." - Ranell 7th Grade
One change I could make about today's outing? "I would help more with the canoes. Everyone wouldn't have to struggle with (carrying) the canoe if I helped more." - Aida 7th Grade