Summer Camp Report
bob prentice (bobp@ROBSCI.COM)
Wed, 6 Aug 1997 13:48:16 -0700
Our Troop 263 from Half Moon Bay, just returned from summer camp at Camp
Royaneh. The camp is operated by the San Franciso Area Council and is
located two hours north of San Francisco. The camp has a long & strong
history, it will celebrate its 75th anniversay in the year 2000. Being as
it was my first time ever at a Boy Scout Camp, their was many things to do.
The camp staff was excellent and offered many merit badge oppurtunities to
the scouts. 21 scouts and 4 leaders attended. Badges offered ran from
Horsemanship, (Royaneh boasts 24 horses at camp plus another 24 horses at
its sister camp Wente, located near Ft Bragg on the California coast. This
total ranks second only to Philmont in number of horses owned by a Boy Scout
unit.) Other badges were, shotgun, 22 caliber rifle, mountain man,
swimming, astronomy, cooking, etc. In all the troop of 21 boys earned 65
merit badges, which is approximately 3 badges per scout. The first year
scouts participated in a Baden Powell classes offering advanment from
Tenderfoot to First Class.
One of the Troops attending brought along a brother troop from Okinawa,
Japan, that included both boy and girl scouts. The evening activites ranged
from traitional camp fires to Gladitator contests, (obstical course, tug of war)
It was an excellent experience.
ASM Troop 263
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