Troop 35 arrived at Camp Tesomas and is already in the groove… registering, unloading the troop trailer, organizing the bicycles, setting up camp, getting a camp tour, soon they’ll be heading to dinner, the opening campfire, and getting ready for their first night at camp under the stars. It’s gonna be a great week!
But, before they arrived they visited the Hodag – a mythical forest creature that inhabits the north woods. It’s also the town’s high school mascot!
I am envious. I was fortunate to go to camp with the troop from 2009 until 2012. Camp Tesomas is a special place and the scout you waved goodbye to this morning at the band shell is going to come home next Saturday evening a changed scout – a little smellier, a little dirtier, and a wiser more mature scout.
The Troop has a Facebook page and tweets at @WheatonTroop35 and Emily and other will be adding to the Troop site all week long with updates and photos. Stay tuned and don’t worry – the scouts are having a great time, they’ll miss you, and you’ll miss them. In the meantime, you can follow their adventure and think about volunteering a week of your time next summer to come home a changed person, too.
An update to last year’s pre-camp post – Jonah, Aaron, Ryley, Mark, William, Joey, and Nick M all reached Eagle – that’s 8 of the 18 first scouts that went to camp that summer.
It’s gonna be a great week, but each day is on opportunity to learn and grown. Happy times at Camp Tesomas!
Troop 35 gathers for the traditional before loading photo! Happy travels