NORTH CREEK The Cub Scouts of North Creeks Pack 36 have had a busy Fall. First they rode the Hudson, on a rafting trip donated by Marko Schmale of Whitewater Challengers (a Cub Scout dad). Four rafts were filled with Cubs and Boy Scouts, as well as one Girl Scout and some adventurous family members. The group learned about geology, with short talks from science teacher Tony Malikowski who lectured the floating groups from his kayak! The Webelos group also practiced river rescue techniques. Pictured are a group of the hardy Scouts before the trip, and a raft-full of Boy Scouts on the river A group of Webelos Cub Scouts also worked to solve a local environmental issue Erosion? Not a problemsay Tyler Glover, Patrick Harrison, Justin Hartley-Schmale, Evan Riedinger, Daniel Dunbar and Ryan Tucker. The boys grew pine trees from seed over the summer, and looked for a place to plant them, where they would help the earth in some way. A site was finally found, and the trees were planted on a steep, eroding slope adjacent to a public parking lot. The trees roots will help to hold the soil in place. We hope our trees live! say the boys and, so far so good!