Calumet International Camp Out
Troop 931 traveled to the northern Pennsylvanian camp ground know as Elk Lick Scout Reservation for a weekend of fun and scouting activities. Scouts from all over Penn. and NYS as well Canada attended and competed in a large variety of scouting activities. despite only have four scouts from the troop in attendance, the boys managed to a second place finish in an event called, "Beer" Pong. Don't worry however, the "beer" was taken directly from the lake and no drinking was involved but getting soaked by buckets of lake water was! the closing Camp Fire was a highlight, having been lite with a Vietnam Era Flame Thrower. Talk about a site to see! Next year will mark the 50th Calumet Camp Out and the boys have already started making plans to return for the big event.
Some of the members from Troop 931 spent the day and night at Mr. Burkes house practicing for the Wilderness Survival MB class that they signed up for later in September. One of the main goals on this day was to build a shelter from natural materials and spend the night in it. Scouts also learned how to build fires as well as make fire from different methods. Fire by friction is harder to do than you think! Over all things went well and everyone had a good time while learning a lot about the art of survival and themselves.
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