Summer Camp 2010

Day 8, 9.5 - The 8th and 9th Days

posted Jul 23, 2010, 2:35 PM by Troop 247

So much to pack-in in so little time! Here we go - Sixth Session boat race - No one even came close, BIG win for 247! Special thanks to the boat engineer Jay Arnote and its captain Sean Child's.

Some boys and one adult went to Piercing Arrow and played Disc Golf. Thanks to Mr. Johnson for acting as stand-in photographer!

Brave ceremony at Lone Bear Council Ring resulting in 2 new Shaman and 3 new Honorary Warriors. Congratulations guys!

Another great morning at the Water Sports merit badge (the coolest merit badge ever – and yes I am being a little biased – Sorry).

The “Soggy Bartle Boys” performed in the Sixth Session “Mr. Sawmill Talent Competition and took home first prize.


Many new photos of these event’s and others are available on the Summer Camp 2010 Photo Album.

Thanks’ to Mr. Master’s for contributing his photo’s to the cause and saving my behind when my camera batteries died at the start of the boat race. This is turning out to best the most documented Sumer Camp ever! We also have a new episode of “Where in the Reservation is Mr. Christopher?” for those of you playing along. Also check the “Videos” link on the Troop Home page as I added some videos today and there are more to come!


Headed home tomorrow, see you then!

Day 7 - The 7th Day

posted Jul 21, 2010, 6:41 PM by Jon Kneebone

Another great day in Osceola. Today the young adult leaders were all out for Outdoor Leader Skills training. Leaving the old tired and slow leaders to actually have to do more tasks that resembled work. We miss them greatly!!
Among todays activities were the 1st years hike to "The Point", clothes inflation at the pool, construction of the boat and the Belly Flop contest.
A very special thanks to Sean Childs and Jared Arnote for taking photos of their activities at the "Water Sports" merit badge at Lake Front. I tried to prune down the number of photos but honestly most of them were so cool that they had to stay. Pretty sweet air off the wake from Sean! Very Nice....

Day 6th - The 6th Day

posted Jul 21, 2010, 8:49 AM by Jon Kneebone

We are back! With an abundance of new photos and information to share. Special thanks to Stephen Clifford for contributing his photos in my absence.


What a busy couple days it has been. Action archery, Night Swim, Gladiator competition, Hike to Iconium (Peach Floats!), Egg Drop and Paper Airplane competition (Victorious and brought home two watermelon trophies), Thunder Storm, Warrior Ceremony, Cracker Barrel Feast.


The expertly timed lightning and thunder effects during Warrior Ceremony were amazing!

Congratulations to our new Mic-O-Say warriors Will and Dakota!

Day 4 - The Fourth Day

posted Jul 18, 2010, 7:25 PM by Jon Kneebone

Today was "Visitor's Day" or "Older Sister Day" as it is known by the older boys. It was great to see everybody! The food was amazing and will be appreciated for some time to come. Special thanks to everyone that helped with both the setup and cleanup. I hope that everyone had a safe trip down and a safe trip back home.

I apologize for the small number of photos being posted today. I will be gathering other photos of today’s events when I can.

I am very glad to announce we have added a very proud Mother and Father to the troop today.

And there was something else…

Oh yes, we have a new Eagle Scout as well!

Congratulations Sean!!!

Day 3 - The Third Day

posted Jul 17, 2010, 6:53 PM by Troop 247

The day before Visitor’s Sunday, a slow day for activity at Camp Sawmill, the boy's had their second day of merit badges. We started collecting materials for our boat construction. Some boys starting learning beadwork with the many talented Mr. Johnson. The Guitar’s and Ukulele played out some fine tunes from the 6th and 7th years pod. The dinner of hot dogs, potato salad and all the baked beans you could eat was served outdoors under the fine Osceola sun this evening. I am sure the tent mates will appreciate the extra baked beans!

I will keep it short and sweet since there is not much else to report…

Drive safe and we will look forward to seeing all of you tomorrow!

Day 2 - The second day

posted Jul 16, 2010, 7:37 PM by Jon Kneebone

Since I forgot yesterday, I want to personally thank Jennifer Childs, Eric Zoeller and Sean Childs for their contributions the photos. As usual at campsite Locust the weather today was a beautiful 72 degrees the entire day. If you don’t believe I took a photo of the Troop thermometer.

Today was the first day of merit badge classes for the boys and everything seems off to a pretty good start so far. The mayo was able to lead the enchiladas to victory during the lunch activities today - we had lasagna. (If this seems really cryptic you will just have to talk to your kids!) We had a campfire in our campsite tonight and all the boys seemed appreciative of the extra heat it provided. The boys took turns doing various skits. So far it looks like we dodged all the rain and it is off to bed until tomorrow.

Visitor Day - Sunday, July 18th

posted Jul 16, 2010, 2:30 PM by Jennifer Childs

Visitor Day is Sunday, July 18th.  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


Driving Directions to H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation


What to bring on Visitor Day: 

- lawn chairs

- plates, cups, eating utensils for your family

- a main dish and a side dish 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


What not to bring:

-       Soda pop

Day 1 - The first day

posted Jul 15, 2010, 10:22 PM by Jon Kneebone

Things got off to a pretty good start at the church with most of the Campers and the bus being “almost” on time. After the usual hugs and kisses goodbye it was off to H. Roe Bartle via a quick stop in Appleton City for lunch.
After arriving at camp the boys were almost immediately off to the pool and through the swim test in record time. (Whoever thought to have the boys wear their swimsuits on the ride down is a genius!)
Next was back to camp and the ritual of unloading the trailer and setting up camp.

The boys had a little time to relax a play some games before we were off to the dining hall. Tonight’s five star dining experience included Tacos, Rice and Applesauce.
Back to camp for a quick change and then down to the new Sawmill Council Ring for the Opening Night Campfire. What a pleasant surprise the new council ring was! The staff skits and songs got pretty good laughs from the crowd. The new scouts were given the rules of the camp and information on the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and it was back to camp.
It is now well after lights out and I am off to bed night.
Goodbye for now!!!

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