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On this campout some scouts went t snow base and there was not very much snow. They still got to spend a night outdoors and do all sorts of fun activities such as, ice climbing, and lake games. They all had a great time and would love to do it again.
The scouts got to spend a weekend in a cave. They got to do all sorts of exploring and messing around. They found many hidden passages and big rooms. This is a highly suggested campout around the troop.
This was a fun night in the Shoreview Community Center. The boys stayed until 5 AM m=playing video games, swimming and messing around in the gym. This campout is always a fun one and every boy loves it.
This last weekend the group of scouts who were elected in to the Order of the Arrow went through their ordeal. This meant that they had to sleep outside with no tent one night and eat scant food. The next day they had a day of service where they worked hard all day before going to their ceremony of them passing their ordeal. After passing their ordeal, scouts got to have a big feast for dinner. Other scouts did not have to go for their ordeal but decided o come back to try to get their brotherhood. What they did to get brotherhood was go through a series of challenges to see if they were ready for it.
A group of scouts and adults went up to the Namekogan a couple of weeks ago and had a blast. The river was higher than in previous years so the current was stronger making the canoes move faster on it. The trip was faster than expected so they had lots of time to mess around at the campsite.
We went on our annual trip to Tomahawk again this year mid-July. We had nice weather up to about mid-week then it got super hot and muggy. This year they changed the merit badge schedule so we only had merit badges in the morning and a lot more free time in the afternoon. Some boys went on high adventure trips in the afternoons while others did things like swimming, scout craft, service projects, and just relaxed. We had a big turnout for the western themed family night. We had great food and skits. This year at Tomahawk was a very fun year.
A group of 19 scouts and adults drove up to Duluth Wednesday night. We got rain all that night, then woke up and biked 30 miles that day. It was a beautiful day and when we got to Moose Lake we got to go swimming. That was a great night with perfect weather. The next day we got up and biked to Hinckley, which was another 30 miles. We had another good night. Then the next day we did a 50 mile ride down Highway 61 in 96 degree heat and a lot of humidity in the air with a 16 mile per hour headwind. It was a brutal ride, but when we got to Wyoming we all set up camp and got to rest for a long time. We missed a severe storm that went just north of us and ended up with just about a 10 minute downpour. Then finally we biked 12 miles on the last day and got to Hugo with dilly bars waiting for us. Overall this was a great trip and we biked 150 miles in 4 days and Mrs. Blank was the warrior of the trip for fighting through all of the challenges and finishing!
In May, the scouts went on a rock climbing campout to Taylor's Falls. Staff from Vertical Endeavors came and taught the scouts how to climb and supplied the equipment. There were easy, medium, and hard levels of the rock. They also went on hikes throughout the campsite and even crossed over into Wisconsin. They had perfect weather for a bonfire on saturday night.
On this campout the boys made a survival kit out of a Tic-Tac box. The kits contained a striker, matches, wood shavings for tinder, fish hook and fishing line, needle and thread, duct tape and a band-aid. They also learned how to build a lean-to shelter. They also learned how to build a natural shelter, which is a shelter made with your surroundings. A highlight from the campout was cinnamon rolls from the dutch oven.
The following boys were elected into the order of the Arrow,
The callout will be done at the Tomahawk Campfire this summer.
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