Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Dawson at Boy Scout Camp!!!!

Dawson joined his Boy Scout Troop for summer camp at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch.  The report was that it was ridiculously HOT and the camp facilities were not the best, but it was good to have the experience and to work on earning some merit badges.  Next year, maybe Colorado - a cool mountain setting.  :-)

At camp, Dawson did Swimming MB, Canoeing MB, a good chunk of Geocaching MB, First Aid MB, and Fingerprinting MB.  He also partook in the "Bronco Patrol," which included instruction and activities within the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.

My photos are limited, as I relied on Randy, who is not up to my massive photo taking and who was also occupied with training classes and meetings of his own.  So, here's what we have from the big week:

The guys from Troop 98 ready to head off to camp.

So sweet.  Brother hugs before Dawson leaves for a week.  Dawson was the brother saddest about the separation.

On the bus waiting to take off for Sid Richardson.

Dawson and Seth, bus buddies, scout buddies, life-long friends.

First day at camp.

Getting some good fuel at breakfast for the big day ahead.

Canoeing merit badge class.

Listening to the canoeing instructor.

Attentive boys.

Carrying their canoe to the water.

Out on the water.

There were a lot of canoes in a small space.

Solo canoe time.

Playing some chess while waiting for lunch.

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