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Another day at Scout Camp - Day 2

Scout Camp has gone well so far. Last night was the opening campfire and the scouts really enjoined it. Upon arrival back at camp everyone quickly retired to their tents for the night. However, as tradition has it, there is always a couple of boys that talk later in the evening. Then again, chatter did not matter because I was soon asleep.

The sun came up early and the alarm went off soon after. The boys were up for flag ceremony. I stood away from the crowd due to the dust rising from all the little feet fidgeing in the dirt. After flag cerimony it was then off to breakfast we went.

Dust Bowl

Dust Bowl


Breakfast was great. We had scrambled eggs, bacon and pancakes. Outside the serving area was the syrup, baked apples and whipped cream. Pancakes piled with baked apples and whipped cream is a treat to start any day. Right after breakfast I went to the Leave No Trace trainers course. Jacob walked over with me and when he heard that the class went to 3:00 in the afternoon, he said “bye dad” and left for his class.

Jacob promptly picked me up at 3:00 and instructed me that we were off the class for the Fingerprinting Merit Badge. He quickly met the requirements and passed off the merit badge. Then again, perhaps he has watched too many CSI shows when they talked about arches, loops and swirls.

Ready to be printed

Ready to be printed

After the class we headed back to camp where Jacob found an X on the ground. He walked over to the X and looked up in the sky. I asked him what he was doing and he let me know that in cartoons, when someone is standing on an X, something like and anvil or grand piano falls out of the sky.

The sky is falling - or is something going to fall out of the sky?

The sky is falling - or is something going to fall out of the sky?

The boys did the evening flag cerimony. They did a great job. As a consequence for their behavior, we got to be one of the first troops to go to dinner. After dinner we went up to the rifle range where Jacob took tree shots at a clay pigeon with a 12 GA shotgun. The pigeons won. We then went to the Tuesday night movie. The Senior Patrol Leaders (SPL) chose the movie. When the movie started playing, it was High School Musical Three. After a few minutes the SPL’s went up front and yelled psyche. We then watched Journey to the Center of the Earth. My plan was to write this during the movie, but I decided it was going to be more fun to watch to movie.

Now we are back at camp and it is about lights out. Another day at camp has gone well.

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1 comment to Another day at Scout Camp – Day 2

  • Janet

    Sounds like you are having fun. Can you just pick a class you are interested in?
    The pictures are cute! Janet