Another successful week at summer camp, according to Scoutmaster Mr. Keats. “We ate, we competed, we merit badged, we flopped, we won the Cup, we shot, we sweated, we swatted, we swam, we sang, we saluted.”
New this year was a camp-wide carnival, complete with food, games and a Scoutmaster karaoke competition. America’s got Talent?
The weather was cooperative this year: warm and summery, with only a few passing sprinkles. After the cool and wet spring we’ve had, the clear water of Big Blue Lake was a treat for boating, tubing, swimming or the camp favorite – Battle Boat!
The Camp Cup consisted of a number of daily challenges throughout the week including gaga ball and match splitting. Who’d have guessed our strongest finish would be in the water balloon toss? We will proudly present the Cup at the next Court of Honor.
Scoutmaster Mr. Keats, Mr. Recinto, Mr. Martin and Mr. Carter were our adults on duty for the week, enduring the “point five” star food and lodging. We also appreciated the assistance of Mr. Barich and Mr. Bui.
In addition to all the fun stuff, there was some serious work getting done. The new Scouts earned their first of many requirements on the path to Eagle. Our more seasoned Scouts took home many newly-offered badges. And of course, plenty of time was spent hanging around the Trading Post and stocking up on treats.
[PHOTOS] Troop 79 at Camp Owasippe @K Carter