|Michael, Jason, Beck, Paul, Tyson, and Joe at flag ceremony|
|Beck and Michael in a "carry" relay|
We all met for lunch after merit badge classes and were treated to hamburgers, chips, and mini moon pies. It was surprising how many didn't know what a moon pie was! After lunch there were a few merit badge items that needed to be tended to and then everyone headed down to the waterfront for the water carnival!
|Luke, Joe, Trey, Boone, and Hunter before race|
The water carnival is a troop competition with seven different events. The events include Water Spaniel Special, Swim by Weight, In and Out Canoe Race, Life Jacket Relay, Fun Noodle Race, Canoe Tug of War, and Scoutmaster Belly-Flop. Our Water Spaniel Special contained a relay team of Luke, Joe, Trey, Boone, and Hunter. The scouts had to paddle with their hands and find a specific buoy and bring it back. The majority of the scouts swam in the Swim by Weight competition and Beck and Joe placed in their divisions!
|Canoe Tug of War competition.|
|Andrew Stanford before the Iron Man competition|
The triathlon consisted in a quarter mile swim, a 2 mile run, and a half mile canoe paddle. Andrew competed in all events on his own while Michael took the swimming portion, Joey took the running portion, and Luke took the canoeing portion. Michael really struggled with swimming a quarter mile, but he finished! His determination is quite impressive. Joey and Luke picked up the team well by finishing strong on the running and canoeing portion. All who participated should be proud.
|Luke, Joey, and Michael strategize before triathlon|
After the triathlon it was time for the closing campfire. The troop performed the original skit "Most Interesting Scout" written by Assistant Scoutmaster Davis Baird. They did a fine job and the camp seemed to like it a lot. There were many other skits and songs and awards given out. The troop did earn the Commissioner's Spirit Award for demonstrating good scout spirit all week at camp. This was a well deserved award for the troop that worked hard all week.
|Scouts dancing at closing campfire|
Everyone went to sleep for one more night at camp. Several were overheard mentioning how nice it will be to sleep in their own beds! For more pictures from Camp Sequoyah Day 6, check out our troop photo album.