Scouts take a spin through Frankfort dealership
June 14, 2013 8:38AM
Frankfort Cub Scouts Pack 270, Webelos II Den 10 and Frankfort Girl Scout Service Unit 718 Juniors Troop 815 recently took an educational field trip to Frankfort’s Phillips Chevrolet. | Supplied photo
Updated: July 17, 2013 6:03AM
Frankfort Cub Scout Pack 270, Webelos II Den 10 and Frankfort Girl Scout Service Unit 718 Juniors Troop 815 took a field trip to Frankfort’s Phillips Chevrolet, where service manager Dan Kachinsky taught the fourth-graders about car repair and maintenance.
The Scouts popped open the hood of a Camaro to inspect the engine, check the dip stick, and learn where to put “bug juice” (windshield wiper fluid). The children also learned about hydraulics, tire pressure and oil changes.
The Scouts were surprised to find that the Camaro’s battery is located in the trunk.
At the end of their field trip, each Scout was presented with a gift bag including tool kits, Phillips baseball caps and a Phillips Chevrolet mascot heart doll.
“Phillips Chevrolet was more than accommodating as the Scouts were led through various stations to learn about safety in the work place, common tools used in the service department, and the car wash was a big hit,” den and troop leader Cari Mills said. “All of the parents were impressed with the presentation, and the Scouts were ecstatic.”
For more information about Cub Scouts, visit www.frankfortpack270.org/. For more information about Girl Scouts, visit www.frankfortgirlscouts.org/home.