Category Archives: Camporee

Belk Scout Camp Spring Camporee

           We left the church on Friday evening and arrived at camp while it was still light. The first thing we did was set up camp. Once we finished it was dark. Then we went to something where the older boys in our troop completed a uniform check on us. After that we came back to camp and had a cracker barrel. That is where you get together with your troop and you eat cookies.

Saturday morning we got up around 6:30, got dressed, grabbed our bags and went to breakfast which was at the mess hall. We then went to go start our first activity in the competition which was knot tying. Then we went and did orienteering and we had to get answers, write them down and then turn them in. I was the scribe so I had to write everything! Then we did an “A” frame which is knot tying along with sticks. We had to get two tall but skinny trees and we had to make an “A” and lash the sticks together. Then a person got on the “A” frame where the middle line was. There were four ropes attached to the top of the “A” and they had to pull each one which lifted up the legs of the “A” and we had to walk across a certain distance. Then we went to religious tying where we had to make a rosary bead. Then we took a break and ate lunch at the mess hall. The afternoon was filled with fun activities. After dinner we went to a big place with all the other troops to announce the awards from the day. It lasted about an hour and our patrol came in first place of the second class. After that we went back to the campsite and went to sleep.

Sunday morning we got up around 6:30 and we had to get our stuff and we went to breakfast. After breakfast, we went back and packed ourselves up. We then went back to the mess hall and attended a church service. Overall, we had good weather, but it was hot during the day.

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Isaac T. Sheehan

Fellowship of the Troops

Troop 26 went on a trip to Woodfield West for the Akela District Camporee. It was called The Fellowship of the Troops. We arrived late at night we all unpacked the trailer, and set up camp. Then a few scouts built a gateway using lashings and bamboo. We woke up at 6:00 and made breakfast. The rest of the day we did challenges. One of the last challenges was the Battle at Black Gate. It was water balloon and flour battle. Our troop won the battle then a group of scouts from our troop and groups from other troops did a race. Later that night we had a camp wide camp fire and they announced the winners of the challenges and we won 2nd place.

By Erik

Catholic Camporee 2013

2013 Catholic CamporeeThis past weekend the troop went on our yearly trip to the catholic camporee! I knew that it would be a fun weekend the second I arrived at the church. After we left we spent the next two and a half hours working on our patrol yells and skits. When we got there the whole troop went to the dining hall to get our inspections done and turn in our cans that we donated, both patrols did very good. After the inspections we set up our tents and had a little cracker barrel and headed to bed. The next morning we got up early and headed to breakfast, after breakfast we got our things together for the activities that we would be doing that day. For the next couple of hours both patrols did about half of their activities which included the mystery event, knot tying, skit presentation and the bear bag station. We headed to lunch after the couple of activities and then got the rest of our things together for the afternoon activities. Then after all of the activities were done for both patrols we had some free time before dinner so some of us threw the football around until we went to dinner. After everybody ate as much cookies as they could fit in their mouth at dinner we went back to camp and got ready for the campfire we were going to have that night. The campfire was very fun; there were songs to sing and funny skits to watch. Even the Ghost Riders got to perform their skit that Mr. Garmer loved. The campfire was fun but it came to an end after about an hour or so. After that some people headed to bed after a long day followed by the rest not long after.

2013 Catholic CamporeeThe next morning after a good nights rest everybody took down their tents, ate breakfast and got ready to go to mass with the bishop. After mass we quickly headed out because most of the scouts were very eager to get to McDonalds. McDonalds was fun after watching everybody stuffing their stomachs. We then headed back to the church after a long weekend. Over all the weekend was very fun and we had great weather, great spirit and an awesome staff. I cannot wait to go next year.

Anthony Martone

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Catholic Camporee

This past weekend troop 26 went to the yearly Catholic Camporee. It was one of the best camping trips so far this year. On Friday when we left the church I could already tell that it was going to rain. So we got in the cars and drove to the camporee. And as I predicted it did rain while we were in the car. But luckily it stopped raining by time we got there. Then as quickly as we could the older scouts helped the new scouts set up their tents then we set up our tents.  Later that night when some people wanted to go to bed we had to go to uniform inspection which both patrols did good. Then finally we all went to bed during the thunder and lightning.

When we woke up the next morning we got our stuff together and went to breakfast. I could already tell this was going to be an active day. After breakfast the two patrols got ready for our patrol competitions. The first station the No Names went to was the tomohawk throw and the Knights went to the communications station. Next the No Names went to the fire building section which was very fun and after that we went to communications. The knights then went to fire building center and then the tomohawk section. After these we went to lunch and got ready for our last three patrol stations which would be knot tying, lashings and Catholic Jepordy. These three all flew by and we headed back to camp to play a good game of Frisbee. After playing Frisbee for about an hour we ate dinner. But after dinner we had to get ready for the award ceremony where all the patrols would get an award for there points earned at each of the patrol stations.  At the big moment the No Names got in the 1st teir for points!!!!  For the Knights, thanks to Scott who filled In as Troop Guide and Luke the patrol leader, they worked very hard to get, wait for it, wait for it, second tier in points!!! This was very exciting because this was the Knights first campout as full Boy Scouts. Then saddly after a very fun day we headed back to camp.

Surprisingly the camp fire we had was one of the best parts of the day. We told “yo mamma jokes”, Austin told us useless stories and we shared our weirdest dreams with each other. But finally we had to go to bed. Sunday morning we ate a quick breakfast and took down our tents in the rain. So finally we went to our last activity, Mass. At Mass we had a very special visitor.  It was Bishop Jugis.  Two of our scouts, Austin and Travis were presented with their Ad Altare Dei award from Bishop Jugis.  After mass we got and our cars and started on our way home. Overall the trip was very eventful and very fun.

By: Anthony

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