Jack followed the "On my honor I will do my best" part of the scout oath. He spent last week at Boy Scout summer camp...like he's done for the last 25yrs. He and other leaders from our Ashland group left early Monday morning to head south to Coshocton to the scout reservation. It was a very wet week. The heat wasn't too bad, but the humidity, bugs, mud and wet were a big issue.
The boys were able to set up quickly before rain arrived.
I like the look of this "tepee" style tent!
The trailer was unpacked and I asked Jack what this was inside it..then I remembered that one of the leaders...Kyle...had made an air conditioner out of a cooler, pipes..and ice...well, anyway , it's a cool thing..pardon the pun!
This view Jack took from inside his tent..his world for the week..notice the fan? Battery operated of course..it's a life saver most years!
This mode of transport comes in very handy when trying to get from one end of this camp to the other..or for hauling "stuff"
The owner is a very conservative guy and somebody thought it would be funny to put this all over his cart. I'm not sure he was that amused!
Hi Dominic...He's the camp director's son. I remember when he was just a little guy. Remember, Jack's been going there for 25yrs..alot of growing up has gone on over those years! (Him and the boys!)
This camp sight made me smile..so neat and clean
Jack said this was on the other side of that tent..and it made me cringe and want to get into "Mom mode" and clean it all up!
Where is everyone going in such a hurry?
The dining hall of course! The food is really pretty good at this camp.
Jack knows I'm always watching those silly ghost shows on TV and when I saw this pic I immediately thought: "Wow, paranormal! Old scouters returning from the dead?" Ha!
One of the important things they do at camp is service...every year they help in some way to the upkeep of the camp. This year, like many others, tree removal is important. You can see by the size of the tractor next to that trunk, how large this one was. Lots of firewood for the future!
So at the end of it all...there has to be this...time for rest...The leaders and the boys!
Even though the weather was iffy most times, the guys had fun and accomplished many merit badges and service projects, skits, food and fun. Boy Scouts of America has taken it on the chin this year and is literally fighting for it's life...I think it's a great organization that can teach these young men so many wonderful skills and life lessons. Our Grandson Anthony was able to attend the 11yr old scout camp day and overnighter and loved it..his words.."It was really fun...I want to go back next year for the whole week..I want to be an Eagle Scout"....I hope it's still available to him. Good job Jack! Welcome home!
Welcome to the Pines! I'm a wife of many, many years with my Chiropractor hubbie, the Mom to 4 all grown up boys/now men...and Grandmother to 9 super Grandkiddos. I work in surgery and my simple adventures are here for your amusement..can you take it?