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Resident camp 2008

By MrBroekhuis | July 5, 2008

Yahoo! Another resident camp come and gone, with lots of fun and excitement. Our boys spent their week traversing Sherwood Forest, rescuing Maid Marian, watching banana catapulting, making ropes and tying knots, and hunting for salamanders and toads. The weather was marvellous for the first four days, and a bit of rain on the last day completed the camp experience.

martinshaved2008.jpgThis year brought 29 scouts, ranking from brand-new Tigers to seasoned Webelos II, to camp. Just one short of the challenge goal set by Mr. McPeek and Mr. Martin, but in an amazing (and amusing) display of sportsmanship, these fearless leaders decided to follow through on their dare to shave their heads. First it was Mr. Martin’s turn, who went through a Friar Tuck stage before losing all the hair on his head.

mcpeekshaved2008.jpgNext was Mr. McPeek, who first went to mohawk, and then to bowling ball. We’ll all miss him after he moves to Texas this summer.

Do you see the shirt Mr. McPeek is wearing? That’s the 2008 Pack 72 resident camp shirt. All campers and leaders got one, and wore it almost every day!

Another highlight was Monday’s water carnival, featuring the bellyflop contest in which Pack 72′s first-time leaders competed against contestants from other packs. We weren’t surprised that the best belly-reddening, water-smacking performance came from two of our own leaders:
bellyflop 2008
Mr. Olenick and Mr. Hamm were selected to compete in the final flop-off, where they demonstrated side by side just how big a splash Pack 72 can make. Their chests, rosy-colored from two magnificent flops, were the object of much admiration when they returned to shore.

bigfish2008.jpgOf course there were plenty of the usual activities. Lots of fishing, including several early-early-morning ventures out to the lake, yielded all kinds of fish: sunnies, big bass, perch, crappies, and a few branches, too.

beebee2008.jpgIn shooting sports, the bullseyes just kept on coming, both in archery and in BB shooting. Many boys earned their belt loops and pins, and everyone who tried qualified for the BB badge. There was slingshot and action archery, too!

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Thanks to all the leaders who helped make this camp-out loads of fun. Let’s really get more than thirty scouts next year!

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