Second Swim Night
Part two of our swim nights was tonight. We finished up working on the swimming requirements from second and first class. We even had time to do some free time swimming. Everyone did very well at the skills.
We swam at Byblos on Grand Island tonight, working on the BSA swim test for those that need it and for the scouts in general to get in the pool and get some exercise. Overall it was good attendance and we were joined by Troop 184 who just happened to be at the pool as well.
The weather held despite some threats of rain and the weekend was perfect. The troop took part in the Spring Polaris District Nautical Exploration Camp O Ree. It was held near Olcott, NY right on Lake Ontario and it was a perfect place for it. The troop competed in several different events, most having a nautical theme to them. The events were different from you regular ones and it was nice to see the scouts trying new things. They had the chance to work at sending and receiving mores code, semaphore, tying nautical knots and geocaching to name a few. We had a couple of the new scouts in the troop join us as well. Overall it was a good weekend and everyone seemed to have fun.
Another Camp Out?
No rest for the weary. The troop is right back at it as it prepares for the spring camp o ree in two weeks. A menu and duty roster were devised, along with food on hand and cost. It was determined that 10 scouts and 3 leaders would be attending. The patrols also had time to work on advancement skills toward the end of the meeting.
The 53rd West Point Camp Out
What an adventure! The scouts participated in a host of activities this weekend. The weather was great and the camp was filled with scouts from all over the North East and as far away as Mississippi and Texas. Over 6,000 Boy Scouts took part in this weekend camp out located at Lake Frederick, West Point, NY. The Cadets ran a great program with a wide variety of activities for the scouts to take part in. Everything from Physical Fitness training to the Ranger Challenge (oh the mud) to fire building and the Zodiac Boats (Go Falcons). It was truly and great weekend to be a scout. Even the weather co-operated with a nice warm spring day and cool nights. Not a drop of rain. The camp closed with a huge bonfire and a DJ playing music in celebration of the event. Our many thanks to Cadet Erin Colburn, who sponsored the troop this year, and to the adults and leaders who made this possible. You helped to create some lasting memories for the scouts of Troop 931. Thank You!
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