It’s a month later, but we had an AMAZING time at Acadia National Park this summer! We braved a high ropes course (some of us were braver than others, meaning everyone was braver than Mike), climbed Cadillac Mountain, sea kayaked around Bar Island, watched meteors fall by Sea Wall, and found all sorts of great things while tidepooling.
Dinners were cooked (even lobster for one patrol one night!), rain fell on our head, our SPL did geologic dances (we have video!), rabbits attempted to steal food at our campsite, we saw old cars, and great times were had!
Magnus had a great time at Mountain Man Camp! Held July 29 to August 2 at Roosevelt Scout Reservation, this camping experience for 14 year olds and up teaches you how to survive using old fashioned frontier living skills.
Some of the skills that were covered this year were dutch oven cooking, knife throwing, tomahawk throwing, animal tracking, SAR tracking, edible plant identification, fire building, bow drills, throwing sticks, silent movement, natural camouflage, black powder shooting, cordage making, and more!
If you’re 14 or older next summer, consider going to Mountain Man Camp!
For our July trip, we lucked into a beautiful summer weekend. We played the “Who can get the best thing for $5 at the flea market?” game (won by Moose Patrol), wandered the village of Allaire, rode an old train, and did a 5 mile hike at Manasquan Reservoir. Good trip!
On July 7 and 8th, James led his Eagle Project at Fort Mifflin. There a group of Scouts rebuilt a set of stairs that had been on the verge of falling down. The Scouts also were able to spend the night at the fort. No ghost sitings that night, we have it on good authority that they were too busy breaking in the new stairs that night.
July 4th, Troop 48, Pack 48, and Crew 148 marched together in the Berlin 4th of July Parade! The Crew are parade veterans, but this was the first parade for Pack 48 and the first parade in decades for Troop 48.
It was a hot one, but we had fun! Also, the family who set up the sprinkler are THE BEST.