Re: Troop 196's Trip to Haliburton Scout Reserve
David B Hultberg (dave.hultberg@PAONLINE.COM)
Thu, 22 Aug 1996 14:33:24 -0400
Norman J. MacLeod <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> HSR is a raslly wonderful place. We took another BSA Troop up this
> summer, and were so well received that we have already reserved our spot
> for next summer. This has to be one of the very best Scout camps in
> North America.
> All of the Scouts in the Troop were eligible to go, so long as they had
> already had at least one week at the local Council camp under their belt
> since joining Scouts. The older Scouts went out on a wilderness canoe
> trip in the Algonquin Provincial Park for the whole week, while the
> younger Scouts remained in camp.
> The LOONS, you forgot to mention the LOONS!
Norman is right, I somehow forgot to mention the LOONS. Our guys didn't
pay any more attention to them than they would to the mallard ducks at
home, until they saw them dive. If you have never seen a Loon, picture in
your mind a duck that can dive, swim underwater and hold its breath for a
long time. I can't even begin to describe the call of the Loon. The boys
won't soon forget them either, since the Scoutmaster and I will be
presenting each one of them with a Haliburton Scout Reserve T-shirt with
the picture of a Loon on it.
We also heard a moose several times during the night on more than one
night. We never actually saw it, but it was definitely too loud to miss.
We had three 5 troops from Pennsylvania at Haliburton when we were there -
Mechanicsburg, Chambersburg and Abbotstown in central PA, St Marys in
northern PA and Allentown in eastern PA. There was also a troop from
Baltimore and two troops from the UK. The week before we arrived they had
scouts from Germany. HSR is quite an international camp!
Yours in Scouting,
Troop 196, KAC
PS Now I have to sort out which district badges I traded for are Canadian
and which are from the UK.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City