The Flaming Arrows plus Joey work on reading compasses and finding their way with maps and directions.
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It’s 6am. Air temperature is 53 degrees. Mist on the water and 30 scouts poised to take on the first Chilly Willy of the year. Scouting: Challenges accepted!
On the starting line
Into the water
Fight for the ice!
Paul, Matt, and Lucas join the fun!
Going for the block
Matt has the ice
Paul goes for the ice
Score: Staff 13, Scouts (and leaders) 2
It’s about the journey – not the destination.
There are several hours of free time built into the day here at camp. Scouts always find plenty to do. From organized special activities to hanging out at the Trading Post, playing cards, gaga ball, nuke ’em, and more!
Nuke ‘Em after dinner
Several scouts from Troop 35/44 can usually be found playing Nuke ‘Em.
The Trading Post is always a great place to see some familiar faces.
Michael W. and his screen printed bandanna.
Jimmy P. shows off his screen printing work.
Michael W. playing cards at Handicraft with a scout from another troop.
Waiting for the ball…
Gaga Ball is serious competition!
Watching Gaga Ball
Enjoying a game of Gaga Ball!
The adults also find plenty to do – including a stellar performance at the Monday night challenge. Stay tuned for official results – although if you count the extra bumps and stiff joints, we are definitely the winners!
Old Goats celebrate a great performance at Tuesday evening’s challenge.
The Apostle Island crew are on their way.
The opening campfire brought a very long Sunday to a close. Monday morning came early. After breakfast, scouts began their activities. Today, these included wilderness survival, shooting sports, eagle quest, water safety, and more.
The Tesomas dining hall is a great place to make some noise! Every meal ends with a song. Today was the the orchestra song, which involves several sections of the camp competing to make the most noise for their instrument. We are the violas!
Mealtime Song Antics
The Orchestra Song
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