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At the ape caves, we all had fun because we were able to climb all over the rocks. The weather was heavy rain, but we still able to have fun with the camp. Half of the group decided to climb Mt St Helens on Sunday. Snow, snow and more snow. Traton
Zachary and Nathan were award Eagle on the same night. They are super excited and very thankful for all of those who helped them get to where they are today. They are 15 and plan on staying involved with troop while earning their Eagle Palms and more badges.
From Seattle Times http://www.seattletimes.com/life/travel/fort-flagler/ “When most people talk about “that fort over by Port Townsend, you know, the big state park,” the usual answer is, “Oh, Fort Worden! I love that place.” And it’s well-known for good reasons: its full palette of arts events, its distinguished collection of officers quarters offered for rent, its lighthouse that prompts everyone to reach for the camera phone, and eye-goggling vistas of saltwater and mountains. Not everyone knows it has a twin sister, of a sort, in Fort Flagler, only three miles away as the cormorant flies, with many of the same fine qualities. Hidden at road’s end on Marrowstone Island, across the bay from Port Townsend, Flagler’s off-the-beaten-path character gives it an edge. It’s also bigger than Fort Worden, with almost double the acres (784) and almost twice the saltwater shoreline (3.6 miles) of its better-known sibling. Actually, as siblings go, Fort Flagler […]
Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center is open to the public, pairing the experience of strolling amid inspirational, mature gardens with the fascinating local history of the Soos Creek Plateau. Soos Creek Botanical Garden is dedicated to promoting the enjoyment, understanding and conservation of plants and the natural world along with our community’s local history through education, research, and stewardship. We invite you to experience our gardens and programs with us, as we continue to enhance them. Mission Soos Creek Botanical Garden provides a diversity of gardens for the public to enjoy, including inspirational gardens based upon international, regional, and historical gardens, while providing education and conservation of horticulture, the environment, and history. On this day, the troop sold hot dogs and water to earn funds to go to camp in 2016.
Spencer Spit State Park, on Lopez Island, is a 138-acre marine and camping park. The park is named for the lagoon-enclosing sand spit on which it rests. There are many sheltered and unsheltered picnic tables, and two miles of hiking trails. The park has a reputation for excellent crabbing, clamming and “car-top boating.” This is one of the few state parks in the San Juan Islands that is accessible by automobile.
Camp Fife has been providing a quality camping experience since 1923. It is located in the heart of the Cascades in Goose Prairie, Washington, just off of Chinook Pass. The area lends itself to day hikes and extended backpack trips. It features a heated swimming pool and a premiere horsemanship program. Camp Fife plays host to Troops, Posts, and Crews from all over the Northwest (including Hawaii) and has established a reputation as one of the Western Region’s finest.
A quick pack up the hill to the lakes and back the next day. Thanks, Mr Brown!
Nathan created an amazing picnic area, gravel pads and custom picnic tables, for the Soos Creek Botanical Garden in Auburn. It took over four different stages to complete and many people lent a hand. Thank you to all that did! Also thanks to Home Depot in Covington for donating lumber and bolts and Palmer Coking Company for donating all the gravel.
What a great time at the beautiful campground called “The Dalles Campground” off Highway 410, east of Enumclaw and Greenwater. Campground is located near Camp Sheppard. Boys worked on some advancements and the Cooking Merit Badge. Saturday, we hiked along the Dalles Trail to Skookum Flats Trail to Skookum Falls. Took the hillside up to the base of the waterfall. The trail was full of second old growth trees. At one point on the trail, it looking like an old tree burial grounds with so many large, 4+ feet in diameter trees, fallen down. The waterfall was a cool lunch area on a rather warm 80 degree day. Thanks to the many parents who attended this camp and to all the boys for making it a great Boy Scouting weekend!