Sunday, July 3, 2016
The Scouts' tents stood in two lines, one down each side of the camp site, separated from the tents that the Scoutmaster and his fellow adult leaders, his Assistant Scoutmasters, called "home" the past couple days and would call "home" for several more. Most of the dozen tents were dark and that darkness only broken by a glimpse of light peeking out from two of their number; some of their number keeping their battery-powered flashlights or lanterns going through the night, not so much fear of the darkness but more for protection from the critters, the generations of raccoons that had grown so used to humans camping in the area for over fifty years that they had no fear and would invade a camp site or tent if they smelled food. Most campers would invariably bring snacks from home, keeping them in their gear, keeping them in their tents as an invitation for raccoons or skunks to come for a visit.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Our Troop is visiting Camp Gamble at S-Bar-F Scout Ranch in Knob Lick, Missouri the week of June 26-July 2nd, come by and find us and take your picture by our famous Camp Sign Post and post it to Social Media with the hashtag T417SignPost (#T417SignPost)...and we will share it. The Scout group furtherest away that manages to visit us will get a special shout out and more...
Stop by and post using Twitter, Instagram or Facebook #T417SignPost
Friday, July 17, 2015
In the next week, Crew 2417 will attend a Pool Party with Cub Scouts from Pack 432 and then attend an All-Scout Unit Camp Out with their fellow Chartered units; Cub Scout Pack 3417, Boy Scout Troop 0417, & Venturer Scout Crew 2417.
August will bring a canoe trip before assisting with School Night to Join Scouting in the Central R-III School District in the final weeks of the month.
Over 35 merit badges, 6 Mile Swimmers, 6 nights, 14 Boy Scouts, 50th Anniversary of S-Bar-F Scout Ranch in the Greater St. Louis Area Council. What an Adventure.