Summer camp is finished, but as Craig reminded us Saturday morning with his BIG IDEA!, summer camp does have to end, it is over so there can be a welcome next year, a new hello in 2013! Continue reading
Of all the days at camp, Friday is the most difficult. It is the last day of camp and the last chance to finish advancement or merit badge requirements. It is the last day to see a favorite camp counselor, or go for a swim with friends they’ve made through the troop or camp, or both.
The day began at 6:30 AM with a ‘Chilly Willy’ or a camp counselor vs. camper competition. The competition consists of five gallon cube of ice, the shallow end of the lake, Continue reading
I know, I know, I am a day behind on updates….. but, I’ve been keeping very busy at camp, just like the scouts and the other adult leaders. Thursday’s weather was a bit cooler, even though it was hot here Wednesday it is nothing like what we are missing back home in Wheaton. It was a nice respite as a couple of scouters learned important lessons in hydration! The day began a slight threat of rain and overcast, but by afternoon, the skies had cleared and we had temperatures in the mid-eighties.
Thursday brings the realization that we are almost done; Continue reading
Troop 35 has been summer camping at Camp Tesomas since 2005 or 2006, several years before William and I joined the troop. We pass several summer camps along the drive and there are many more Boy Scout camps that are closer, but all it takes is a visit to understand why we return, year after year. Continue reading
Hello huddah, hello fadduh, here I am at Camp Tesomas. Camp is very entertaining. They say will have some fun it stops raining…..
I know it doesn’t rhyme, but you might remember the song from the 60s called “A Letter from Camp” by Allan Sherman and Lou Busch, which parodied a series of letters, mailed home complaining about camp. Well, it is not raining, in fact, that was last week, but this week has been amazing – warm days and cool nights. As I write, it looks to get warmer Wednesday afternoon and the health officer warned all the scouts to stay hydrated – and not with slushies! Before lunch yesterday, Kevin and Don encouraged the scouts to write letters home – they should be arriving in mailboxes next week, I know you’ll treasure their words as I do. We have received several letters here and it was heart-warming to watch them tune out their peers and read their letters. Thank you for the letters, I know it means so much to them. Continue reading