Kudos to Ohio State Motorcraft

Kudos to Ohio State Motorcraft

Thanks to the Ohio State Motorcraft Officers for putting on a great program. Thanks to Mr. Davis for hooking us up for this great weekend.

Swamping

Swamping

One of the requirements of canoeing merit badge is to swamp your canoe and either have another boat rescue you or dragging it to shore. The scouts were doing both.

Mornin' @ Camp

Mornin’ @ Camp

We, or at least the “royal” we, were up before 6am. I rolled out around 6:30 after the noise reached fever pitch levels. All was eaten and cleans up by 8am and we were dressed and ready for canoeing. The…

Euchre Tourny

Euchre Tourny

We are pretty sure that Tate thinks euchre is French for cheating because he did it egregiously and often. Jason/Steve beat Tate/Nathan and then continued the streak against Will/Ed. Jason asked me to stop blogging at this point to hide…

Canoe Merit Badge Camp

Canoe Merit Badge Camp

We love camping… We made it to the camp in record time, well it may not be a record but it was at least a lot shorter than the Gettysburg trip. We are back in the woods right next to…

Camp Ground Map

Camp Ground Map

For those of you who are meeting us at the camp ground this weekend, Mr. Davis used exceptional computer skills to make this image. RED – this is our campsite. After entering the campground, we just hang a left and…

Now that we're home safely...

Now that we’re home safely…

I didn’t want to freak out anyone before we all got home safely, but I wanted to share a photo that Mr. Devine took. This snake was in a bush while we were trudging up a hill where there was…

Thanks to Mr. Devine

The Troop would like to send out a big thank you to Rick Devine for accompanying us and guiding us around the battlefield of Gettysburg. His knowledge and storytelling ability allowed the scouts to connect a human face to this…

Flight 93 Memorial

Flight 93 Memorial

The Flight 93 Memorial was a study in contrasts. Once you entered the National Park, you drive 3.5 miles through pastoral landscape until you come across a very stark and modern structure. Hidden among the rolling hills is a long…

The Third Day's Battles

The Third Day’s Battles

And on the third day, the Troop rested. But not until we broke camp at 9am, toured Eisenhower’s Farm, jogged 2 miles to see a sharpshooter demonstration, climbed an observation tower at the top of a hill in a rainstorm…