Summer Camp 2009

Day 9

posted Jul 14, 2009, 1:53 PM by Troop 247

The ninth day...

It has been awhile and there is much to report. To keep things brief here is the rundown in list form: (Ask the boys for the full details)
  1. Iconium Hike = First and Second Years, Scenery, Peach Floats - Yumm!!!
  2. Egg Drop = Won! - No damage done = 1st Watermelon
  3. Paper Airplane Toss = Won by default = 2nd Watermelon
  4. Climbing Tower Staff + 3rd Watermelon = Watermelon Carnage
  5. Warrior Ceremony = 4 new Warriors in the tribe of Mic-O-Say (Way to go boys!!!)
  6. Visitors Day = Family, Food, Fun
  7. 5 and under water polo = Hard fought battle with a loss in sudden death overtime
  8. Boat Race = Second Place (First if you actually consider distance traveled)
  9. Brave Ceremony = 1 new Brave and 2 new Honorary Warriors in the tribe of Mic-O-Say (Another atta-boy!)
  10. Talent Show = Harmonious Quartet = Win = Leaders KP = Disgruntled Leaders (Another fine performance!!!)
Many more photos are on the way as I type. I will post videos of the talent competition later this week.

Information on tomorrows return will be posted on the main Announcements page.

Photo Update

posted Jul 11, 2009, 10:01 AM by Troop 247

Along with todays update I have uploaded a large number of new photos.
Be sure to check them out here....

Day 6 Update

posted Jul 11, 2009, 9:41 AM by Troop 247   [ updated Jul 11, 2009, 10:05 AM ]

A lot of things to catch up on here at camp...
As of Wednesday the Troop has 4 new Called Braves joining our 1 Called Warrior and 2 Honorary Warriors. We wish them the best as they make their journey into the great tribe of Mic-O-Say. We also are pleased to have large number new adult leaders who have joined us over the past few days.
At the pool last evening Camp Sawmill had their 4th session 5 foot and over Water Polo tournament and I am proud to announce that we continue the long run of Troop 247 victories.
Preparation are underway for Sundays 5 foot and under Water Polo and Mondays Talent Show and Boat Race. Wish us luck...
Tonight the first and seconds years will take the Ritual "Hiko to Ico" for a fabulous Peach Float after which they will participate in the Egg Drop and Paper Airplane toss. (Do us proud boys!!! As an ice cold watermelon is at stake)
Special thanks to Jennifer Childs for posting details regarding Vistitors Days information and maps to the website.
We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow...
Drive Safe!

Visitor Day -- Sunday, July 12th

posted Jul 10, 2009, 4:23 PM by Troop 247   [ updated Jul 11, 2009, 10:03 AM ]

Visitor Day is Sunday, July 12th.  Your Scout will be looking forward to your visit on Visitor Day. We suggest you plan to arrive between 10:00 and 11:00 AM.   The lunch line starts at approximately 12:00PM.  Every family is encouraged to attend. Your attendance and support for your Scout on this special day during each session helps him to know how important he is to you.  Parking at camp is limited, therefore carpooling is strongly encouraged.  Plan to depart camp by 4:00pm.
Camp Sawmill -- Campsite Locust
What to bring on Visitor Day: 
- lawn chairs
- plates, cups, eating utensils for your family
- a dish or two for a potluck lunch at the campsite
- serving utensils for your dish(es)
- foil, plastic wrap, ziptop bags or food storage containers to leave the leftovers (please leave your leftovers)
- sunscreen and a hat
- camera
- wear shoes appropriate for the uneven terrain
- a bag to take home your scout's dirty clothes to get a jumpstart (strictly optional - they will be ripe)
- snack reinforcements to leave with scout

Evening Day 3

posted Jul 8, 2009, 9:04 PM by Troop 247

Today was another amazing day at H. Roe Bartle. While there were no major activities today, it is always amazing to watch the bonds that form between the boys in scouting. This is especially apparent at summer camp. It is impressive to watch the young adults of college age working diligently with the first year scouts, showing them the ropes of surviving at summer camp and the many places and things that made an impression upon themselves many years ago. Things that would seem taboo in school are common place, grade schoolers, 7th and 8th graders, freshmen and seniors all talking, laughing and working together.
This is why we all devote our time to this wonderful endeavor....
A special recognition goes to Evan King who will be turning 18 tomorrow and tonight received his 2nd bronze and 2nd gold palms giving him a total 5 Eagle Palms as he approaches his transition from scout to leader.
Congratulations Evan you make us all proud!!!

Evening Day 2

posted Jul 7, 2009, 8:24 PM by Troop 247   [ updated Jul 8, 2009, 9:01 AM ]

Another beautiful day in Osceola. All the first years successfully completed their swim qualification and are on their way to completing swimming merit badge. The troop had a campfire (after a brief delay) in our campsight tonight with a large list of musical numbers from our own accomplished musicians and the worlds finest popcorn and dutch oven cobbler courtesy of Mr. Lundine.

Day 2

posted Jul 7, 2009, 8:48 AM by Troop 247

Today is day 2, The second day....
Yesterdays camp setup went well with no serious injuries. The troop had to wait in a very long line to get checked in and take their swim tests. The first years scouts submitted their dinner order for Tacos to Mr. Ross who came through yet again. The boys had a little time for rest and relaxation before heading up for opening campfire. The staff skits were amusing (However my appetite for Peanut Butter and Jelly and Chicken is slightly lessened.) After campfire the first years broke open the campboxes for a quick sugarfest before bedtime.
After rousing the scouts and having flag raising we were off for breakfast. The first years requested and received French Toast.
Today is the first day of Merit Badge classes...
Hope to get time to post again soon!

Summer Camp 2009 Online!

posted Jul 7, 2009, 8:26 AM by Troop 247

Using the wonders of modern technology (The wireless Interenet available at the Visitors Center) we are proud to bring updates live from camp.
Hopefully this will bring some comfort to anyone who actually misses their children and/or husband.
I will try to post the most interesting information from Camp in this announcements section and upload photos to the Photo Album when the opportunity presents itself.

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