Winter Camp, January 2015

Troop 115 joined in on Winter Camp with the Scouts of Troop 121 at Taylor Ranch in Auburn.  After arriving around 8:00 am, the boys of Infinity Patrol set up camp, and explored the grounds before gathering for an opening flag ceremony.  They relaxed in camp until lunch time, and made some tasty sandwiches!

After lunch, the troop started a round-robin rotation through eight activity stations where they learned what to bring on hiking trips, learned the Outdoor Code andWinterCamp_1 what it means, and played a game that showed how things in nature are connected.

One of the rotation stops was a service project for Taylor Ranch, where the Scouts helped to dig post holes for a gate, and repaired the walking trail damaged by cattle.

Infinity Patrol learned a couple of lessons at dinner; check your gear before a trip, and your fellow Scouts will help you out!  After fixing a propane leak in their stove, the patrol served up some hot chili cheese dogs. While good, the patrol that made “chili macaroni” won the cooking competition!

WinterCamp_2A Boy Scout camp-out wouldn’t be complete without a great campfire, and the senior Scouts put on a memorable one. Songs ranged from Pink Pajamas to Imagine Dragons, there were creative skits and run-ons, and the Bugler played Taps for a patriotic flag retirement.

The next morning, the Bugler played Reveille to get camp moving, and the Scouts made breakfast and cleaned up the camp.  Everyone had fun prepping for Klondike and are ready for the cold!

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