Who wants to know what grandma and grandpa are doing as they travel the world? Here's where you find out. We're back home in Florida getting ready for more adventures.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Camp Thompson Ranch
This summer our scout troop that I am the scoutmaster for held a three night summercamp at CTR (Camp Thompson Ranch) to focus on becoming First Class Scouts so that a year from Christmas the 16 year olds can be Eagle Scouts. There were flag ceremonies,
a mile long orienteering course,
knot tying instruction and practice,
an introduction to local trees, whittling, and wooden spoon making,
cutting down trees and preparing poles for our tower to practice our lashings,
lots of cooking, (every scout had to plan, price, buy, and prepare three meals for his patrol)
first aid instruction and competition,
and lots of water fun, including an after dark water balloon fight, and a four inch afternoon rain storm and wind that blew down the tents! We slept in the lodge that night.
After they climbed their tower and were surprised that their lashings held, they were qualified to be first class scouts--a great end to the camp. Next year we expect lots of eagle scouts.