Day 3 notes by Scout J. Cahill:
Today started like any other day, wake up, get dressed, go to flag ceremony. Breakfast was pancakes and sausage. After breakfast, everyone went to their merit badges. Tonight they will be inspecting our camp. Also, tonight is hot dog dinner. Everyone is excited for that. Also tonight is Call Night. For those of you who don’t know what Call Night is, it is when people are chosen to be Brave in Mic-O-Say. I guess tonight we’ll go to bed and just wait for what tomorrow holds.
Camp stats for the day:
1) 10 boys were called last night to be Foxmen in Mic-O-Say
2) 2 boys were called for Brave
3) 7 boys for Warrior
4) The boys have spent $1.5 M on slushies
a. $500 K on ice cream floats
b. $250 K on assorted candies
c. $10 on craft supplies for camp
d. Lesson here, boys are running low on cash, be on the lookout for some begging on Sunday
a. Chess has become a big hit in camp, most of the boys are playing or watching others play
b. The other is prior to last night’s campfire, notice all the activity going on
6) Final note, we are back to Day 0 on the Health Lodge notice. A young man went yesterday for minor dehydration. A Gatorade and a nap took care of the issue.
First, important details for parents coming down as part time leaders.
1) When you arrive on reservation, stop at the Reservation Headquarters. These buildings are on your right just past the large stone signs that say “Welcome to H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation, Home of Mic-O-Say”
2) Go to the health lodge and pick up your health form
3) After you have your health form, they will send you next door to check into camp
4) At check in, they will provide you direction for what to do next
Day 3 notes by Scout M. Bartowski:
Today was awesome. This morning started with flag then breakfast. Then everyone went off to meet merit badges. Next was the best part. Mountain Man! You may be wondering what this is. Mountain Man is a free activity where you got to do cool things like racing to set up a teepee and shooting black powder rifles. After that there was some more merit badges. Then dinner (pizza) and now we are about to sign off first and second years on rank advancement as one of the better ends to an even better day.
Morning Day 4 notes by Scout M. Bartowski:
Right at this moment the 5th years just removed all of the camp boxes from the tents to the pavilion at that end of the night of Day 3.
“Deep Thoughts” by Mr. Goyer
1) Boys worked on advancement last night. Several boys are a requirement away from Tenderfoot and or First Class. We’ll get this wrapped up over the next couple of days.
2) Pranking came out in a big way last night. To follow-up on Michael’s note, Troop 265’s “Mayan Pyramid” of camp boxes above.
- Good news on this prank, nothing was damaged, boxes were only moved and stacked
- Bad news for the Called Warriors (5th year boys), they had an early wake up prior to 7 am to move all camp boxes back to the proper tent
3) Health Lodge Report: Day 4, no trips to the health lodge
Keep the letters and the packages from home coming, the boys love them.
Day 1 notes by Scout J. Cahill
Today everyone settled in and started our merit badges. We had a troop swim at 10:30, and everyone had fun. The day went fast. We also had downtime. Whether we were reading a book or throwing a Frisbee, downtime was relaxing. Tonight we have the campfire and skits, it should be fun. And all the fun won’t just end here. We still have 8 days left.
“Deep Thoughts” by Mr. Goyer
As Jimmy mentioned, we had our in camp campfire last night, filled with skits and bad jokes. The “Bacon Patrol’s” skit, the “Invisible Bench”. The punch line is that a boy walked up, said he had moved the bench, and all the boys fell.
Yesterday we had our first mail call. Lot’s of boys received letters yesterday, keep them coming. Just in case you need it, the mailing address for camp is:
“Boys Name” & Troop 265, Session #4
Camp Lonestar, Kickapoo Campsite
Bartle Scout Reservation
5525 NE Scout Camp Rd Osceola, MO 64776
Observations from camp so far:
- All the boys are actively taking merit badges and actually working on them. Fall Court of Honor should have lots of advancements.
- Day 3, no trips to the Health Lodge…everyone knock on wood
- Some young men have expressed minor feelings of wanting to be home, but we have had ZERO tears at camp, boys are having a great time
- Number of new slushy addicts added to the troop roster this year, 13
o Suggested “rehab” for out of control slushy habits…Get them a V-8
- Average “sleeping hour” last night, 10:30 pm, down an hour from the previous night
Keep an eye out for more updates, I’ll try to get one out each morning.
Day 1 notes by Scout M. Bartowski
Today was the first day of camp. Everyone made it to drop off on time. The ride was a bit long with no movie, but we made it. Once we got the gear out of the bus and into the tents, we went straight to the pool to take the swim test. Most everyone finished. Right now we are unloaded and done for the day. Another year at summer camp begins.
“Deep Thoughts” by Mr. Goyer
- 1 Day of Camp, 2 band aids, no Health Lodge visits
- 6 happy adults sleeping in the cabin happy that Mr. Goyer brought his C-Pap machine to camp
- 4 Disc Golf baskets, all being used
- 33 ½ scouts staying up to midnight, 33 ½ scouts having a hard time with the 7 am wake up call
- One young Mr. Crow putting a scare in the adults by falling asleep on the floor of a tent that was not his, found him
- All boys signed up for Lakefront merit badges disappointed that classes did not come the way they wanted; boys are going anyway to “force the issue”. Are the classes REALLY closed? We think not.
All in all, we are off to a great start at camp. We did get rain last night, but nothing severe. The rain helped cool down camp. Stay tuned for more updates along the way.
Even though we had a little shower, we will still have a meeting tonight at Izzy’s
We will not be able to use St. Elizabeth Hall tomorrow night due to the Church Garage Sale. If the weather holds for us, we will be meeting at the same time at Izzy’s. Since we are outside, this will be a Class B uniform meeting.
We will have two areas focus:
- Canoe Trip Prep and meal planning
- Summer Camp prep
- New parents (and old ones that are interested), our summer camp Camp Master, Matt Goyer, will be going over the in’s and out’s of summer camp
- A sample camp box will be on display
PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL OR THE WEBSITE AS WE WILL CANCEL THE MEETING IF IT IS RAINING.
Reminder of the Scout meeting on Tuesday, 5/20, at 7:30. This will be an advancement meeting so Class B uniform is OK unless you need a board of review or Scoutmaster conference, then you need Class A.
We will also start discussing the canoe trip in June.
Reminder we have a Scout Meeting tomorrow night at 7:30 in St. Elizabeth Hall. We will be focussed on our meal planning for the campout this weekend. We need a firm count of boys and adults attending so we can plan meals appropriately. Class A uniform please. I will be available for Scoutmaster Conferences is anyone needs one.
Mr. Vohs – Swift Hunting Sparrow
We have cancelled the PLC meeting on Tuesday, 5/6 and instead will be having our open house for Webelos. This is an important event to both show off what our troop can do and to show the Webelos what they can look forward to in Boy Scouts. We want a strong attendance. Our SPL assigned each patrol an area to demonstrate to the Webelos. Make sure you are ready! We should wear Class A uniform. We will be meeting at Izzy’s early at 7:00 to prepare.