Re: Outdoor program
G Schmit (gschmit@AOL.COM)
Wed, 23 Feb 1994 17:25:24 EST
It sounds like Troop 895 has an interesting program (for me if not the boys)!
Troop 18 just rechartered with 38 Scouts; we have 8 adults who actively
participate in the outdoor program. We are in the Seneca-Tuscarora District
of the Land of the Oneidas Council, located in Cazenovia, New York, about 20
miles southeast of Syracuse and chartered by the Civic Club.
September: 2-night campout at Rogers Conservation Center near Sherburne, NY.
For the previous six years we had attended the World Brotherhood Camporee
co-hosted by the Seaway Valley and Kingston District (Ontario) Councils.
Great fun and fellowship! We have applied to go again next year.
October: 2-night campout at Pratts Falls Campout (an Onondaga County park)
with an archery range and two trail shooting courses. Safety instruction and
practiced shooting from several ASM-bowhunters. Very popular.
November: 1-night campout at Damon Road Campout in state forest preserve;
constructed a log bridge to replace one destroyed when old beaver dam washed
away in spring flooding.
December: 2-night campout at Highland Forest (another county park) and only
campout all year in a cabin! Sledding, cross country skiing, $1 gift
exchange, adult prepared wild game dinner (most meat donated).
January: 1-night campout at Lodge Fun in the Snow campout; we built
quinzhees to sleep in.
February: Another one-night winter campout at Barrows, private property
where the Scouts have built the framework for a long house. In the summer we
cover it with tarps; in the winter we add snow for insulation.
March: 2-nights planned at Arnold's bonfire campout (private property)
April: 2-night campout at Corkinsville (state land again); Capture-the-Flag!
May: 2-night campout at Bainbridge for the General Clinton Canoe Regatta;
Scout canoe races, fireworks, and a service project for our host.
June: 2 campouts. 1-night New Scout campout at Barrows as shakedown for
summer camp. 2-night campout: state historical site tour and un-boat race.
July: 2 campouts. 2-night campout at Fourth of July site (our being there
improves security); summer camp at Cedarlands
August: 2 campouts. 1-night campout at Barrows for PLC to plan year. High
adventure trip to the Adirondacks hiking and/or canoeing.
Our mid-winter campouts have had less than ten Scouts; at one we had seven
Scouts and five adults! Summer camp, WBC, capture-the-flag, and the canoe
races attract about 30 Scouts. Our SPL has completed his third
consecutive12-month camper award.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City