|Aiden, Mr. Lytle, Mr. Stanford, and Michael enjoying ice cream|
|Beck and Michael lashing as Aiden assists|
Monty Python has been a theme for the week. Before meals there is a roll call. As troop numbers are called, they are to respond with something creative. The more creative, the better and this is determined by the applause (or lack thereof) of the rest of camp. The troop started using some Monty Python quotes, songs, and skits for this roll call and other troops have followed suit.
|Paul blowing his signal horn|
Another theme for the first part of the week has been the signal horn played by Paul. There have been several sounds coming from troops including a conch shell and Paul's signal horn is the sound of our troop. It was prevalent at the beginning of the week, but it and other signal sounds diminished as more interesting things have been found to do.
After merit badge classes ended for the morning, it was time to gather for lunch. For lunch we enjoyed chicken sandwiches, pears, and electrolyte pops. Then most everyone headed out for free time. Jason and Joey left to go on a kayaking trip for their merit badge. Several headed to the trading post for ice cream! Others hit the ga-ga pit or went to work on homework for classes. Later in the afternoon, we had another round of troop shooting at the archery, rifle, and shotgun ranges. A few scouts made it to the waterfront to enjoy swimming and the water slide. And then it happened.
|A competetive game in the ga-ga pit|
|Desert from leader's dinner|
Before retiring for the evening, scouts practiced a flag raising ceremony for the next morning and a skit for the closing campfire. It was a long day the ended very wet and cool. Everyone was able to get to sleep quickly as we start thinking about how nice it will be to sleep in our own beds.
For more pictures from Camp Sequoyah Day 5, check out our troop photo album.