As the year began to draw to a close, the Troop travelled north to the Area Canoe Camp. Once again the camp was held at Wheeler Scout Camp, a canoe base camp with cabins run by 26th Hamilton. The camp was an opportunity for Scouts to learn canoe skills prior to heading out on more challenging adventures. For the 4th straight year, our own Scouter Bill was Camp Chief, and once again the Area invited a couple of Pathfinder Units to the camp. With an all-time record of 160 participants, things were crowded but past experience with large groups made things run smoothly.
Many of our Scouts stayed in cabins for the weekend at Wheeler's base camp, with some staying overnight across the lake on a rustic island. Water activities took place in the adjoining lake, and the camp provided all meals. Several Scouts joined the annual overnighter on a nearby canoe route.
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Photo Credits: 1, 5, 6 - Amir Freund; All Others - Scouter Bill Kowalchyk
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