Courtesy of Caroline DeBerry
Hoover Valley Girl Scouts Visit Dauphin Island
The third grade Girl Scouts of the Hoover Valley Service Unit recently enjoyed a trip to Dauphin Island.
Avery DeBerry, Allie Stafford, Lydia Burn, Mimi Batten, Morgan Harris, McKinney Shea, Taylor King, Jensen King, Katie Rauworth and Laura Jane Johnson learned all about history on their Dauphin Island trip. The Hoover Valley Service Unit third grade Girl Scouts learned about the history of Dauphin Island as well as the Indian burial mounds. They took a tour of historic Fort Gaines, a pre-Civil War fort that has guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years and was the key site in the Battle of Mobile Bay. The tour included a cannon firing by guides in period clothing, a visit to the blacksmith’s shop for a demonstration, and a viewing of the original cannons and tunnels throughout the fort.
At the sea lab, the girls enjoyed a “touch lab” with a wide variety of marine life. They took part in interactive teaching stations about the coastal plants and animals that thrive in and around Dauphin Island. Finally, the girls searched for crabs, oyster shells and anything unusual that might wash up on the shore during a beach scavenger hunt.