Scout­ing for clues to the le­gal process in Childers Court­house

Isis Town and Country - - LIFE -

CHIL­DREN from the Childers Cub and Joey Scouts have been on an ad­ven­ture of a dif­fer­ent kind this week.

The chil­dren vis­ited the Childers Court­house and had a tour of the court­room, and sat on the jury bench, in the wit­ness box, on the mag­is­trate’s chair and stood in the dock.

Par­ent helper Margie Zea said the chil­dren were ini­tially fright­ened about vis­it­ing the Childers court­room.

“But once they got there they re­ally en­joyed it and had a lot of fun,” she said.

“They don’t have a full un­der­stand­ing of what goes on apart from what they may have seen on TV.

“But it showed them what hap­pens in a court­room and they had a his­tory tour as well.”

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

IN COURT: Cub lead­ers show old pic­tures of Childers to the fas­ci­nated young­sters dur­ing the Childers Cub and Joey Scouts’ visit to the court­house.

(Back, from left) Ethan Haaksma, Lu­cas Haaksma, Lach­lan Stokes, Elio Zea and Jack Stokes, (front) Ni­cholas Inns, Max­imus Inns, Mikay­lay Inns and Sophie Wirth on jury duty.

Joeys and Cub Scouts squish into the dock, where their lead­ers hope they will never stand for real.

“Judge” Sophie Wirth with Jack Stokes look­ing on at the court­house.

“Judge Bul­la­mon” tries on the wig.

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