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August Camping 2015

This August, the troop heads to beautiful Rock Cut State Park for our monthly campout.  The Park is located north of Rockford.

The theme for this month is “Anything That Floats!”  We will be swimming, boating and fishing at Pierce Lake in the park.  There is a $3 charge to swim at the lifeguard protected beach.  Families are encouraged to join us on Saturday afternoon.  We will be serving dinner cooked by the Scouts and adult leaders between 5 and 6 PM.  Families may choose to stay overnight and camp or return home, as they like.

Here’s this month’s Permission Slip.  It is due on August 10 along with $15 cash to the patrol leader.

Rock Cut

Tentative Camping Plan for 2015-2016

Based on decisions from the PLC at the Annual Planning Conference, here are the emerging details for our annual camping plan.

January 15-18, 2016               Winter at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan
February 19-21, 2016              Snow Tubing/skiing
March 18-20, 2016                  Scout Camping Skills
April 15-17, 2016                    Zip Lining near Lake Geneva
May 20-22, 2016                    Shooting Sports in Kenosha
June 17-19, 2016                   Horseback Riding with camping at Chain O’Lakes State Park
July 10-23, 2016                     MaKaJaWan

August 19-21, 2016                Anything That Floats at Rock Cut State Park, near Rockford


MaKaJaWan 2015- What a Blast!

Thursday PM Update


All’s well in beautiful Camp MaKaJaWan.  The Scouts are amazing!

We enjoyed a great troop campfire last night.  The weather is phenomenal and the bugs are hardly a topic of discussion.

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We’re here. It’s fun. End of story!

Actually, 44 Scouts and 14 adults are here and we’re all having a great time in the Northwoods. A bit of rain on Monday did not to slow the Scouts or the activities. We were busy from 6:15 wake up till Lights Out at 10. Tuesday has bright sunshine and cool temperatures: perfect for a full day in camp.  The cool temps also means hardly any bugs!

Scouts are are finding it easy to get into camp’s routine. No one has been lost or confused about where or when to go. Our acting SPL Matthew S is running the troop and there’s not to much to say except, “Do we have to come back?”

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