In case you missed it, Storm reminded everyone to check out the Camp Melakwa Youth Guide. In it you will find what to pack, what to expect and a schedule of activities offered. It might be a good thing to print out to bring with you.
Just a quick share of a PDF on rockhounding in the area around Prineville: http://visitprineville.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/SKMBT_C55214021214361.pdf
This past weekend Troop 28 camped at Mineral Campground, near Cottage Grove, Oregon. The boys had a great time playing in the snow up in the mountains, going for hikes and learning to use an axe among many other things.
This isn’t a very interesting post, but it is one that I think will be useful moving forward. After a brainstorming session around the campfire last weekend, we found that we needed better organization of the shopping list to help our Shoppers pick up food for camping expediently. I created the PDF document below where we can make our shopping list broken down into areas of our local WinCo grocery store and have included the store map.
Or a Camp Robber (Gray Jay)!
Some of the boys pose for a picture as they release the bird they caught during Snow Camp.
Here is a PDF version of the gear list, just in case you lost your hard copy!
With our Snow Camp Camp coming up, here are 8 tips to keep warm from Scouting Magazine:
This year’s Contraband Camp was held at a cabin near Mapleton, Oregon. Late nights, electronics and junk food (and a warm fire)… who could ask for more?
In our most recent Court of Honor, we happily accepted Alex into the ranks and awarded him the rank of Scout. Additionally, the Viking troop earned the Second Class AND First Class ranks! All of the boys who attended Camp Baldwin received the merit badges that were earned during Summer Camp.
On November 11th, the boys were asked to be in the VFW’s Flag Ceremony honoring veterans at the Creswell City Hall. It was an honor for the boys to be included in this special ceremony.