Greetings from Wisconsin!

Yesterday was a long day, a long car drive, a lot of ‘sit and git,’ and by the time the campfire ended and cracker barrel finished, the scouts were ready for the bag. I know I was.

The day was filled with the sights, sounds, and smells of camp. The drive up was uneventful and we stopped for lunch and enjoyed a picnic style and were back on the road on our way north.

The closer we got, the more excited the scouts became, and when we pulled into the lot and they put their feet on the ground you could feel the excitement.

We checked in and unloaded quickly and before we all realized the tents were up, gear stowed, and we headed off to camp for orientation, dinner, tour and campfire. A lot to squeeze in before Monday morning.

A scout is reverent – one of the points of the scout law and we always say grace before dinner. Sunday night’s grace was the Tesomas Grace

The Tesomas Grace       
Thank you Lord for this special place, Where we can make new friends and old ones embrace, A chance to share a dream, an experience too, Lord, for Tesomas we thank you.

What a great way to start camp as many of us are on our second, third, fourth or more camp experience and have made friends, have memories, or recognize staff members and notice familiar troops. But, for our eleven first year scouts it was their first experience and they quickly realized why Tesomas is a special place.

Tesomas is truly a special place and I am grateful for the opportunity to share it with you. And if I don’t hurry, I’ll miss breakfast. Today is gonna be a great day, tomorrow a million and six times better. Making the Days Count, on the first day and every day thereafter!

 

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