An eager group of Cadettes from Gananda Troop 279 visited Herkimer Diamond Mines recently hoping to strike it rich!
After learning about how the unique gem is formed and getting a briefing on safety rules, the girls set off with hammers and safety goggles to find their treasure.
Everyone successfully mined at least a few Herkimer diamonds, categorized by 2 points and 18 facets, and made a keepsake necklace. The girls slept in cabins and used their cooking skills to prepare meals over a campfire. The girls recommend this trip to fellow Scouts looking for a troop get away.
For registration information, contact Debbie Proctor at (585) 315-1601 or Sue Pringle at 597-5993.