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Faith Bemiss | DemocratConnie Koch, of Sedalia, the “Snake Lady,” brought eight snakes and spoke to the cub scouts Saturday. Cub Scouts Jacob Phillips, 9, left, and Nicholas Laster, 8, were first in line to touch Koch's ball python “Noah” after her presentation. The Boy Scouts of America Great Rivers Council, Osage Trails District hosted a three-day camp for local cub scouts with the theme “Knights of the Roundtable,” Thursday through Saturday on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Scouts from Sedalia, Marshall and Tipton participated in the camp.
Faith Bemiss | DemocratConnie Koch, of Sedalia, the “Snake Lady,” brought eight snakes and spoke to the cub scouts Saturday. Cub Scouts Jacob Phillips, 9, left, and Nicholas Laster, 8, were first in line to touch Koch's ball python “Noah” after her presentation. The Boy Scouts of America Great Rivers Council, Osage Trails District hosted a three-day camp for local cub scouts with the theme “Knights of the Roundtable,” Thursday through Saturday on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Scouts from Sedalia, Marshall and Tipton participated in the camp.
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Faith Bemiss | Democrat


Connie Koch, of Sedalia, the “Snake Lady,” brought eight snakes and spoke to the cub scouts Saturday. Cub Scouts Jacob Phillips, 9, left, and Nicholas Laster, 8, were first in line to touch Koch’s ball python “Noah” after her presentation. The Boy Scouts of America Great Rivers Council, Osage Trails District hosted a three-day camp for local cub scouts with the theme “Knights of the Roundtable,” Thursday through Saturday on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Scouts from Sedalia, Marshall and Tipton participated in the camp.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat


Cub Scout Shia Sanders, 6, sits tall in the saddle as Stacey Gerard helps him during the Boy Scout’s “Knights of the Roundtable” horse riding segment. Matt Pennock, cub master for Cub Scout Pack 45, said this was the first time the scouts were able come to the fairgrounds for the camp, which made it possible to go horseback riding. The horses were provided by Pem Farms in Blackburn.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat


After the “Snake Lady’s” presentation Saturday, Cub Scout Packs 202 and 61 head over to ride horses. Parker Harris is carrying the Spirit Flag for both packs as they give their den yell, “I’m a little dragon strong and stout …” Walking with Parker is his father Danial Harris, cub master for Pack 202.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat


Capturing their attention during her presentation, Koch speaks to the cub scouts about good witches and bad witches in Medieval times as she plays the part of one with her ball python. Osage Trails Boy Scout Camp Director Brian Geary said the cub scouts would participate in 12 events, including making small catapults, archery and camping skills.


 
 
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