Hi folks – some initial photos from the camp for you to enjoy – there will be more to come. What a wonderful experience we all had. The weather was very cooperative for most of the week, we even needed sleeping bags on some nights as the temperatures dipped nicely in the evenings.
A first for the troop in recent memory – well, at least this generation of scouts – is that the troop won the Camp Spirit Stick. The troop went on to earn the Honor Patrol award, The OA Camp Participation Award and the Camp Duty to God award.
All Scouts showed great spirit, competing in the Camp Olympics on Wednesday night and on Friday, and the leaders delivered on their end of the bargain by creating a new Syncro class in the leader’s Flop from the Dock contest.
Over 44 Merit Badges were earned – probably more when the final count is made – and there were many many, nearly complete partials to add to this list that the scouts can work on completing over the summer.
On return to Chapel Hill, the leaders paid tribute to the scouts o Troop 39, picking out features of the week where the scouts had demonstrated wonderful scout spirit aligned to the 12 points of the Scout Law. The leaders were unanimous – we agreed we would take each and every one of those boys back to camp to do it all again – but not this week!
Enjoy the pictures, there will be more to come!