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Don't Complain, Camp In The Rain....

"Camp Awesome"
March 28-30, 2003 - Camp Manitou

Summary by Scouter Graham Garden - 2nd Strathcona

Spring had sprung, the snow had gone - well almost - so it must be time to start camping again. The date: 28 March 2003. The location: Camp Manitou. The event: a "patrol camp". Attendance: nine Scouts and four Leaders.

The event was organised from start to finish (booking the sites, completing paperwork, establishing menus and duty rosters etc etc) by the senior Scouts who were trying to complete their requirements for their Chief Scout awards. At the same time it gave those attending the opportunity to check off some other requirements for various badges by hiking out to Crawford Lake to identify trees, shrubs, birds etc. Being spring time, they came across a maple tree that was oozing sap and were able to get the natural taste of maple syrup.

For the Scouts this was very much a fun camp; they got to sleep in the Adirondack and set their own program while the Leaders had to find their own entertainment. Despite the heavy rain on the Friday night, falling temperatures during Saturday with a nice freeze Saturday night (which made the mud track to the Adirondack passable) it was a good weekend.  

As we did a review of the weekend, Scouter Bill asked "What are you going to call this camp?". The response..... Camp Awesome

 

The Senior Scouts Teach Lashing
The Senior Scouts Teach Lashing

Preparing Firewood
Preparing Firewood

Your Meal Prepared This Evening By Chef James...
Your Meal Prepared This Evening By Chef James...

Warm & Dry In A Home-Made Shelter - Despite The Rain!
Warm & Dry In A Home-Made Shelter - Despite The Rain!

Stoking Up The Fire
Stoking Up The Fire

The "Camp Awesome" Crew
The "Camp Awesome" Crew

 

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Page last revised Monday September 10, 2012.