On Oct 14th, we gathered for an evening outting to go bowling.
Bowling Oct 14, 2002
Light as a feather!
Our Jonathan D. was awarded the prestigious Dr. Ellis Award at the Court of Honor in October. Jonathan D. was last summers camp scoutmaster. As seen here, the award was presented by Dr. Ellis's son. The Court of Honor also officially named the scouts in the leadership roles; from Senior Patrol Leader to Assistant Patrol Leader of each patrol. Other awards included earned merit badges, High Adventure- 50 miler awards, and recognition of a scout that has earned the Neir Tamid religious award. This medal will be given to the scout at the Scout Sabbath Service in February. Special awards were presented to scouts that recognized special achievements. Those awards are: Minnie Bayzman Award (Service to Others), Fred Bodker Award (Honor Camper), Arthur Herzmark Award (Advancement), Paul Bayzman Award (Honor Scout), Leonard Bayzman Award (Best Returning Camper), Etta Bayzman Award (Best First Year Camper).
Swim Party 2002
Troop members gathered for a fun outting. After taking summer vacations and doing things with our families, this was the first time we met since scout camp.
The Indian Scout greets friends at the entrance to Lone Star and Sawmill. April 13th, 2002
Hiking from the entrance to "The Point"
April 13th, 2002
Troop 61's rock in Lone Star
April 13, 2002
An early look...
This is the campfire ring at our new campsite for this summer, Ft. McKenzie in Piercing Arrow.
This is a partial panoramic view of our campsite for 2002,Fort McKenzie. It is a big site, spread out with lots of trees and a big campfire ring.
A representative from the National Weather Service came to talk about his job and the weather for the weather merit badge.
Ben S. finishes his safety check before climbing: harness straps doubled back, tie in at fist width, 5 pairs of retrace through the figure eight, and finish with a tie off safety knot. And you thought Ron's square knot test was hard!
You can learn something new everyday. You learned how to do it, of course. But at the sametime you were having fun, you learned that you can build confidence in yourself by overcoming obstacles. Plus.. this wasn't about strength, it was about technique.
Brad F. half way up the 40 foot wall. Did you see the head of the dinosaur? Keep climbing until you do, it's near the top