Re: Summer Camp Report
Kathy Coates (Tuwanda@AOL.COM)
Mon, 10 Aug 1998 16:58:55 EDT
Our troop just returned from Camp Whitsett in the Southern Sequoias (near
Camp locale is beautiful. Lots of pine trees and rolling hills. Camp is
relatively small which is great because everything is accessible. But you
never feel that you are stacked on top of anyone or anything.
Food was terrific. Cooked on the premises and seconds were aplenty. And they
served food that was a hit with both the boys and adults.
The First Class Emphasis center was fabulous. One of the best our troop has
Camp staff was helpful. Unfortunately, we had to seek the aid of the medic
more than once, and he was thorough and concerned.
It was HOT!!!
The only problem our boys had was with the lake. They have no pool, so all
aquatics took place in the lake. Was a little murky for our city boys AND it
was 57 degrees or how ever cold one would expect recently melted snow to be.
Made lifesaving badge difficult for some boys and impossible for others.
The COPE course was good, fun and scary.
Plenty of row boats, kyacks, canoes. Lake was very scenic even if it was very
(did I say "very"? I meant icy) cold.
Lots of intercamp activities. Our boys had a great time.
Katherine Coates, ASM Troop 28
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City