What have wee been doing since February? A lot. Campouts with horseback riding, fishing, skeet shooting, it’s been a blast!
The troop drove to the Northern Virginia Lions Youth Camp in Boyce, and used that as their base for the weekend. Saturday they went out for a trail ride at Royal Horseshoe Farm in Front Royal. Rave reviews of this campout, despite the fact that it was REALLY cold Saturday night. The scouts enjoyed the trail ride, and the horses enjoyed the apples afterward.
We finally got back to having our annual Skeet shoot and campout at the Izaak Walton League in Chantilly. All of the scouts and leadership on the roster come out of the woodwork for this campout, it’s so much fun. After the skeet shoot, wood chopping and splitting was the subject of the afternoon, and apparently it managed to tire out EVERYONE!
The troop wandered down to Burke Lake for some oRAINteering and Fishing on the Occoquan.
The campout will be on Father’s Day weekend, they’ll be kayaking on the Shenandoah.
We’re also pretty much ready to start a girls troop – Troop 157G. Come on out Tuesday nights at 7 to meet us, bring your buddies, brothers and sisters – we are active all year long, and we take into account the schedules of our scouts when planning the annual round of activities. If you have the drive, we have the time.
Our annual winter cabin trip to Camp Snyder to do intensive merit badge work was this past weekend. The scouts worked on merit badges like Citizenship in the Community, Cooking, Emergency Preparedness, Personal Management, and Automotive Maintenance. During Wimp-O-Ree, the adults handle the cooking, so that the scouts can focus on advancing their merit badges.
Saturday evening the troop started their annual planning for the coming year. We encourage the the scouts to conduct their annual planning meeting during Wimp-O-Ree, because this is one of the better attended trips throughout the year. The evening was finished off with board games for those who didn’t conk out early. We even left Carroll’s Cottage the next morning cleaner than we found it!