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Fall Adventure Camp 2000
(for more information about Scouting rappelling programs visit the "On Rappel" website)

Report by: APL Raccoon’s Chris B.

Fall Camp was held during the weekend of November 17th-19th at Camp Manitou/Rattlesnake Point.

On Friday November 17th at 7:00pm we all met at Camp Manitou, The PL’s & the APL’s slept at the old Adirondack while the rest of the scout’s plus the leaders slept in the new Adirondack. After we got our gear in the shelters Scouter Bill told us to go and get a new picnic table, which was donated to Manitou from the city of Burlington Rotary Clubs. After we had the picnic table at the camp, we went to Knob Field to play a game of Capture the flag. 

The Blue team was: Pat, Will, Chris, Lawrence, Steve, Cory. The Red team was: Nick D., Mike D., Curtis, Bryan, Robbie, Matt G.

When we got back to camp we had Mug up and went to bed only the find out that we had to wake up at 6:00am.

Unpacking The Gear In The Adirondack
Unpacking The Gear In The Adirondack

Getting Ready For The Night Game
Getting Ready For The Night Game

On Saturday November 18th at 6:00am we all had to wake up and get dressed for Breakfast and of course the older guy’s where 45 minutes late.

At 8:45am we all got in to the leader’s car’s to drive up to Rattlesnake Point to do something VERY special. Up at Rattlesnake Point we met Scouter Ron Currell and some army Cadets to put on some safety gear and go over the edge of Rattlesnake Point and rappel down the cliff. At first Matt G. Robbie Nick S. Steve, Pat, and me were all scared and nervous to go over the cliff. At 12:00pm we went to a picnic shelter to eat lunch and after that a couple of us went Rappelling and some of us tried Ascending and Rock-Climbing. When we got back to Manitou, we brought wood back to the campsite.

The Troop Gathers At The Edge
The Troop Gathers At The Edge

Will Gets Set For The "Leap Of Faith"
Will Gets Set For The "Leap Of Faith"

Long Way Down, Isn't It Scouter Bill?
Long Way Down, Isn't It Scouter Bill?

Going Down, Down, Down
Going Down, Down, Down

Steve Tries Out Ascending
Steve Tries Out Ascending

These Rocks Sure Are COLD!
These Rocks Sure Are COLD!

We started to make a couple of fires to make Dinner and make a troop fire. We gathered around the fire when Curtis got invested into scouting and Scouter Marco brought out the guitar and we sang songs.

After at 9:00pm we had Mug up and went to bed only to find out that we got to sleep in to 8:00am.

Investing Our Newest Member
Investing Our Newest Member

On Sunday November 19th at 8:00am we woke up and went to the other Adirondack to wake up the duty patrol to make breakfast and clean up while Pat was cooking, Will was teaching the new guys how to put away the lanterns. After breakfast we all went to Scout’s own and even Scouter Carl came up for Scout’s own. After we all went back to the campsite we cleaned our dishes and packed up for 1:00pm. When all the stuff was packed up we ate lunch. Scouter Bill gave us a camp crest and one by one we all left to go home.

Thing’s that could have been better were:

  1. The Weather
  2. People on duty patrol help the patrol when cooking/cleanup.

Thing’s that were good about camp:

  1. The Rappelling
  2. The Food
  3. Senior Guy’s slept in different place
  4. We get a Challenge Badge after camp

The End Of Another Successful Camp
The End Of Another Successful Camp

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Photo Credits: 1,2 - Scout Curtis J., 5 - Scouter Ron Currell, 6,9 - Paul Barker, All Others - Scouter Bill Kowalchyk

Page last revised Monday September 10, 2012.