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Juneau Cub Scouts make toys for education birds


December 5, 2019

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Cub Scout Pack 10 came face-to-face with nature in the Harborview Elementary School cafeteria.

After creating bird-enrichment toys, the Scouts met Juneau Raptor Center education ambassador birds Phil and Justice, a “very social” gyrfalcon and fish-head-loving bald eagle, on Nov. 22.

Scouts like 8-year-old Oliver Robertson and 9-year-old Joseph Race kept their eyes trained on the birds, speaking up whenever one made sudden movement or sounds.

“He’s trying to say something,” one Scout said in earnest after Phil squawked.

The toys give Phil and Justice somethi...

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