Webelos Camp at Camp May, Beaumont Scout Reservation, July 2007
Here is a throwback to when LC went to Webelos Camp at Camp May. Several years later he would spend his summers working on camp staff there. This year, he and ZM were supposed to be working at Camp May again, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, camp was cancelled. LC was going to be aqua director and ZM was going to be field sports. But instead they are stuck home with me and The Husband and DS. Not quite what they planned, but we are enjoying our unexpected family time together.
Troop Court of Honor – July 2007
Today’s throwback is to some photos I found from a Troop Court of Honor in July 2007. I noticed a few fun things here: How small DS looks, JD’s big smile while receiving an award, LC quietly sitting in the corner, and ZM getting involved in the action.
Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Sakima – July 2007
We went to Camp Sakima at S bar F Scout Ranch. The highlight at S bar F is Nim’s Lake, a 270 acre lake completely enclosed by the Scout property, which includes two other Scout camps (Famous Eagle and Gamble) along with Swift Base (a high adventure camp for Venturers, Explorers, and older Scouts). So of course there was lots of canoeing, fishing, and swimming. Interestingly this was the last summer that Camp Sakima was open for traditional Scout Camp. After that, it was dedicated to National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT).
This past Sunday we had our annual Scout Sunday Mass at our parish. Of course having that many youngsters sit together in church can result in some fidgeting and talking. But then it came time to sing the Alleluia before the gospel was read and I heard the most beautiful chorus of voices from our little Lions who were sitting right behind me. Positively angelic!
Me as a Girl Scout – 1979
I always enjoyed Scouting. I was a Girl Scout all through grade school. I remember working on all of my badges but don’t remember which ones I earned. I do remember earning my Marian Award though In general we did a lot of crafts and cooking. We only camped occasionally, only once or twice a year. Camping and outdoor activities didn’t seem to be a required part of the Girl Scout program at the time. I really liked the outdoor stuff though.
You Are Never Too Old for Breakfast with Santa
I haven’t been to a Breakfast with Santa lately. But I got to visit with St. Nick this last Sunday. Our Cub Scout pack had it’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser and since I am the Cubmaster I hung around for most of the morning.