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Noah and Colin are off to Camp Shepard for National Youth Leaders Training (NYLT). This is something our troop supports by offering full scholarships to scouts to attend.
A group of four older scouts and one adult spent their week at camp doing Camp Fife’s High Adventure program. They had a great time backpacking, canoe camping, climbing and hanging together.
Our Camp Leaders found time to have fun too!
On Wednesday’s Camp Fife gives Troops a free day to go adventuring around the area. Today, our Troop decided to visit to Boulder Cave and fish on Bumping Lake. Boulder Cave was formed by Devil Creek. There is a short hike up to the cave. The walk through is short and it flashlight helps a person find their way through. Bumping Lake is located close to the camp. It is where all the water sport merit badges, minus swimming and scuba, take place.
The Horsemanship Merit Badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911. It replaced the 1910 Horseman “Badge of Merit”. In addition to learning how to safely ride and care for horses, Scouts who earn this Merit Badge will gain an understanding of the instincts and behaviors of horses and humane & effective methods to train them. Camp Fife is the only Boy Scout Camp in Washington State to offer this merit badge.
On July 16th, our troop went to Camp Fife, located near Mt. Rainier. While we were at camp, the scouts were completing merit badges that they taught at the camp. A good chunk of our troop did the rifle merit badge and we all had a blast. We all learned valuable lessons about gun safety and how to use and take care of a rifle. In addition to that, Camp Fife is the only camp in Washington state that provides the horsemanship merit badge. Me and some of the other scouts in our troop and it was a very fun merit badge to take. The horses all had their own unique personalities which made learning the merit badge a bit difficult and slightly scary at times, but we still had lots of fun. Overall, our trip to Camp Fife this year was probably my favorite summer camp out of all […]
Summer Camp definitely gave everyone who went some stories to tell. But, to make everyone’s lives a little easier, I’ll just quickly go though what happened on each day at camp. First of all, on the Saturday before camp, we stopped at Silverwood Theme Park. So we basically spent the day going on roller coasters and buying junk food. Then once the day was over, we slept in one of Silverwood’s empty parking lots. On Sunday, we went over to Camp Easton, where we stayed for the rest of the trip. After unpacking all of our stuff, we went down to the lake to take our swim test. On Monday, we started our Merit Badge Classes, which took up most of our day. We also got a taste of what breakfast was going to be like for the next week: Sponge Eggs. They were “amazing”. Nothing worth mentioning happened on […]
Adam and I talked about the survival kit to each Webelos. We went over each piece. They wanted it – it was like a toy for them. With the new scouts, We really succeeded at having fun and learning new things. They seemed to really enjoy themselves. We played infection and capture the flag. The campfire was wasn’t that hot. The flames were mainly yellow. We had a fun time doing the skits. And we are not good at skits but it was fun. Everyone liked the hobo dinner. We like to pull pranks on each other. We were woke up by coyotes howling. That was cool. Traton
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.
This year we went to Klondike, and had an utterly exciting time. Thanks to Kim and Frode for letting us use their cabin. In a Klondike Derby, Scout patrols acting as huskies pull specially designed homemade sleds around a field course marked by stations named for towns or cities, such as Dawson or Fairbanks. At each town the Scouts tackle exercises in problem-solving, as well as contests and other activities in which the patrols or teams earn spendable “gold nuggets” and credits toward Scouting patches. A little history. Just before the turn of the last century, gold prospectors traveled the sub-zero reaches of Alaska by means of dogs and sleds. They camped out in all kinds of winter weather, and therefore needed adequate survival skills, which they learned from the native Eskimos. Scouting has incorporated this theme in the Klondike Derby. The point of a Klondike Derby, which usually is held in late January, is to make […]