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1,300 inner city scouts get chance to enjoy great outdoors

More than 1,300 scouts attending inner city elementary schools are heading to D-Bar-A Scout Ranch in Metamora to celebrate the goals reached and strides they have made in scouting. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

METAMORA, Mich. - This week, local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts have to opportunity to get out of the city.

More than 1,300 scouts attending inner city elementary schools are heading to D-Bar-A Scout Ranch in Metamora to celebrate the goals reached and strides they have made in scouting.

This is the 15th Camp Days event which is hosted by the water and woods field service council.

They serve 27 counties in Northern and Eastern Michigan.

Some of these kids have never really been out in the great outdoors.

“As soon as we left Flint, it seemed like all of the questions started coming from everywhere. ‘What's that? What's this, what's this, look at that’, it was just great to be a part of." said Scott Farmer of the Crim Fitness Foundation.

The program is offers scouting to youth in low income urban and rural areas of Michigan.

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