Monday, August 12, 2013

How Troop 50 spent its summer vacation

As our earlier blog post, Summertime Blues (not really), recounted, Troop 50 Scouts marked their summer vacation with trips to Camp Sequoyah in North Alabama, Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M., and Lake Martin. The troop's Aug. 12 meeting gave Scouts a chance to share with each other how they spent their summer vacations with presentations full of photos and personal accounts of their summer camp and high-adventure trips.

SPL Andrew explains issues of elevation that the Philmont
contingent experienced climbing Baldy Mountain.

Following their presentations, Scouts tried their hands at tying woggles, which turned out for some to be more of an exercise of tying their hands at mastering the knot commonly used by Scouts as a neckerchief slide. Scouts picked from a variety of colored paracord to tie a woggle to use with their new troop neckerchiefs.

The finished woggle product.

At the end of the meeting, several of the troop's youth leaders received patches noting their leadership positions. Those presentations included William as troop quartermaster, Robert as troop guide, Davis as the Average Joes patrol leader, and Jake as the Anonymous Patrol assistant patrol leader.

New Troop Guide Robert (left) and Average Joes Patrol Leader Davis

Check out other photos from the troop meeting in our online photo album.