|Jason, Luke, and Hunter after a merit badge class|
Several scouts are starting to knock out some of the more complicated parts of their merit badges now, such as qualifying for shooting sports badges. The scouts seem intent on getting their merit badges completed at camp and we hope that intent turns into reality. The weather today was very nice and not too hot for June in Alabama. The biggest change we would like is more of a breeze.
|Aiden leading camp in prayer before lunch|
|Jason shooting rifle in troop competition|
After lunch, there was some free time and several folks took that time to practice shooting before the annual troop competition. The troop shooting competition consists of two representatives from each troop for archery, rifle shooting, and shotgun shooting. Jacob and Trey represented the troop in archery. Jason and Luke represented the troop in rifle shooting. Miles and Boone represented the troop shooting skeet with shotguns. Most scouts didn't perform as well as they'd liked, but they did represent the troop well. The results of the competition will be revealed at the closing campfire on Friday night.
|Hunter displaying his lopping skills|
|Paul's family visiting camp|
|Order for the Arrow campfire|
The campfire for the evening was for the purpose of calling out candidates elected into the Order of the Arrow (OA) for their troop. The troop elected OA candidates at our recent Court of Honor and three of those scouts were called out at the ceremony. There are other scouts who were elected that are not present at summer camp. They will find out soon. Candidates present at summer camp were Joe, Paul, and Trey. Congratulations to them!
|Trey, Joe, and Paul - newest OA candidates|
For more pictures from Camp Sequoyah Day 4, check out our troop photo album.