For May of 2020, the Patrol Leader Council planned a camping trip. Since we couldn’t camp together, they figured out how to do it via Zoom.

Turned out National had the same idea, and announced the National Camp-In for the same weekend. Our troop didn’t seem to watch a whole lot of that, but they set up tents and campsites (congrats to Jonathan on winning the campsite contest!), cooked meals on grills and over fires, and played some online games. The outdoor sleeping arrangements went from one person tents and hammocks up to Ryan’s tree house that is the size of some apartments that some of our Troop leaders have lived in (only with better utilities).

In the end, all online game answers involved Tim. It was a good night!

“Troop 48’s Backyard Campout starts at 3 PM this afternoon (Saturday, 5/2… regular, normal Eastern time for us) via zoom and will wrap up on Sunday morning.

3 pm – 5 pm – Advancements
5 pm – 6 pm – Dinner. 
7 pm – Campsite judging.  Text or email a picture of your backyard camping set up. Best campsite = Mike and Mr Murphy will do your patrol’s dinner KP next Campout!  
7 pm until Mike and Mr Murphy can’t stay awake – Campfire, hanging out, and games
Late night – Morning – sleep out in your tent under the stars!

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Meeting ID: 875 8634 3767
Password: 484848

Should be a beautiful night for it!”