Foster Farm Corn Maze

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On Saturday night we visited the Foster Farm corn maze. This year the maze was carved out in an aquarium theme, with fish, a dolphin and a mermaid.

At our Troop’s planning meeting a few months ago, the Scouts decided they wanted to have some non-Scouting fun events that family and friends could be invited to. This was the first one. I think we had 5 Scouts and 14 people total go.

The Foster Farm maze is less of a maze and more of an orienteering and map-reading activity. At the start you’re given a map to help you traverse the 4.2-mile maze and along the way you’re looking for markers. At the markers are hole punches of varying shapes for you to punch your map with.

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Two Scouts made an announcement that they were going to run the maze and get done first. We couldn’t have that! Sherree, Jeff, and I headed out and took turns reading the map and leading through the maze. We were going through quickly and decided to make a phone call to the pair of runners: “we finished the first section, where are you?” We wanted to put some pressure on them! As we continued through the maze we called each other a few more times for status checks.

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Sherree, Jeff, and I finished first. We called the runners, and they claimed to be done (“we’re by the snack bar”) but they weren’t. We wandered a little bit but eventually head back to the maze exit, where we ran into an Asian man who told us “there’s a rhinoceros over there!” It’s possible we misunderstood him, but it kept us laughing the rest of the night. We sat down in a boat (yep) right by the exit to wait for the others.

Jeff eventually made a call and made up a story that they needed to hurry up and get out because there’s a $2 fine for staying in the maze past 9 pm! Between this made-up fine and the rhinoceros sighting it was a very funny evening!

We wrapped up the night with a stop at Panera for some hot chocolate and cookies.

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Aw, I wish we could have come! This sounds like a blast!

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