I wondered what they were doing. Now I know.
Saddle River Tiger Den 14, Pack 252, leader Micahel Burton writes:
During our Nature Hike on Sunday, John Marciano Jr. of Den 6 (Pack 252) spotted what appeared to be the back end of a turtle ... sticking out of a submerged drainage pipe.
When we looked a little more closely, we realized that the adolescent turtle was lodged head-first in the pipe and couldn’t back-up against the current, in order to free itself.
With a little planning and teamwork, we managed to free the turtle and return it to the water.
There was a mature turtle waiting to greet it!
Our Scouts were super-excited to have played a role in saving the turtle from drowning!
(We spent some time talking about the fact that turtles have lungs and breath air.)