Haliburton Trip Scout Report
We were told to meet at the GO station on Fairview so the bus could pick us up. We loaded the bus and set off to Haliburton. Two hours into the ride, we stopped at the Dutch Oven and had a first or second breakfast. We all piled back into the bus. We drove a bit more and arrived at Haliburton. We had lunch and unloaded the bus. We got life jackets. We put the gear onto pontoon boats and they took us to our campsite which was called Beacobra. We took all the gear off of the boats. All the patrols had something to do, for example build kybos, set up leaders' tents or set up the marquees. We got tent partners and set up our tents. The next day we got the canoes and paddles.
The activities that we did included sailing, swimming at the H dock, kayaking, rifle range, archery, rappelling, wall climbing, Snorkel Island, Survival Island and Trappers' Cabin. My favourites were Snorkel Island, rifle range and kayaking. In sailing, we were taught how to sail and we went sailing. At swimming at the H dock we were given free time to swim. At kayaking we were taught how to kayak and then we played tag in kayaks. At the rifle range, they told us about the rifle and why it wasn't called a gun. Then we got to shoot at a paper target. At archery we were taught the principles of a bow and arrow and then we got to shoot them. At rappelling, we put on the harnesses and went rappelling. After we went wall climbing.
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