|Senior Patrol Leader Josh reviews with parents and leaders feedback from the Scouts' breakout session.|
|Parents, Scouts and leaders enjoyed a lunch|
of burgers and all the fixings.
Following the retreat programming, everyone in attendance enjoyed lunch prepared by some of the troop’s senior Scouts. This gave everyone time for some fellowship, and for parents to see how their Scouts and the rest of the troop camp.
After the parents departed the campsite for the day, Scouts and leaders performed a service project benefiting the preserve. They pruned back trees and cleared the overgrowth from the trail connecting the campsite with the preserve’s north parking lot. The group then broke into different activities, with some Scouts geocaching, some fishing, and others relaxing before the afternoon rains began.
|(Left to right) Joey, Jacob, Hunter and Nicky "test the waters" to see if the fish are biting!|
|Jacob (left) from the Armored Armadillos Patrol and Michael (right) from the|
Patriots Patrol present their campout culinary cuisine.
Saturday evening’s rains persisted overnight, and at times were marked by thunder and lighting. The troop woke to soggy tents and some typical May humidity, but prevailed nonetheless. Following breakfast and packing gear, the troop gathered for its traditional Sunday morning campout devotional, which focused on Jesus’ retreat to the Garden of Gethsemane for prayer following the Last Supper, and how the troop’s retreat and our own quiet prayer time give us a chance to reduce the distractions of life and focus on matters of importance.
|Creighton (left) and Rusty (right) at the|
council's jamboree shakedown
For more photos from the troop’s annual planning retreat, visit the troop’s online photo album.