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Council to launch swamp trips through the Atchafalaya Basin

posted Apr 2, 2013, 5:31 AM by Matthew Caillouet
The local Boy Scouts of America council is launching a summer program of weeklong swamp trips through the Atchafalaya Basin this year with the hopes of attracting Scouts from across the country.

“The Atchafalaya is something you are not going to get anywhere else,” said Boy Scouts of America Evangeline Area Council Executive Art Hawkins.

Scouts will spend their days kayaking through the swamp and their nights on houseboats, in tents and in cabins on an island outpost, along the way enjoying airboat rides, Cajun and Creole cooking, presentations on local culture and ecology, and a chance to try their hand at fishing the swamp and spying on alligators.

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