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Camporee 2016

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Vulcan District hosts a competition event each year  – Camporee.  Troops from the district compete in multiple events, from knot relays, to cross cut sawing, to first aid.  Each patrol competed in various events and had fun while doing it.  In addition to the competition events, Scouts can learn to make fire starters, cook, and how to make rope.  Troop 95 hosts the rope making station each year and teach Scouts how to make rope by either a machine or rolling it by hand.  Camporee is also a great venue for Webelos to learn about Troop life.  While the Troops are competing in their events, Webelos have a similar set of competitions.  After their events are complete, the Webelos get to camp with the Troops.  Troop 95 was happy to have Webelos visit from Pack 386.  The Webelos got to cook with the Patrols and learn what it is like to camp in a Troop outing.  The weather could not have been any better – warm and dry.  Traditionally, Camporee is wet and cold, so this year the Troop enjoyed great weather.

2016-Camporee

Honey Badger Patrol competing in the Trolley Race

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Chief Ladiga Trail

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The Scouts stopped to pose for a photo at the state line while riding 25 miles

The Scouts stopped to pose for a photo at the state line while riding 25 miles

Troop 95 had the opportunity to ride the Chief Ladiga Trail on March 21, 2015. The Troop camped at the Chief Ladiga Trail Campgrounds which was a great location. We camped near a stream where one Scout caught a fairly large bass. The older Scouts went on a 25 mile bike ride which is one of the requirements for the Cycling Merit Badge. The trip took the Troop into Georgia in which the trail becomes the Comet Trail. Even though rain came in late on the day, Saturday, all had a great time.

Troop Campout

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The group resting under the camp sign after hiking up the mountain

The group resting under the camp sign after hiking up the mountain

Troop 95 invited Webelos from Pack 95 and Pack 386 to join in on a campout to Camp Tranquility located inside Oak Mountain. The group camped out on September 20th. The weather was perfect for camping and the entire group hiked up the mountain to the cabins built by W.P.A. workers from the 1930’s. The Webelos were integrated into the Patrols and for many Webelos, it was the first time they set up tents, cooked, and cleaned dishes. For many Webelos parents, it was the first time they got to see how a Troop is led by the boys.

Summer Camp 2014

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One of the Scouts took shotgun merit badge.  He earned a nice bruise and the "most improved" award.

One of the Scouts took shotgun merit badge. He earned the “most improved” award and the bruise to prove his efforts.

What a difference a year makes. Last year, half of the Scouts attending Summer Camp were new to the experience. This year, the Scouts were old pros at having fun at camp. Scouts took merit badge classes, ranging from activities such as rifle, canoeing, and shotgun, to Eagle required classes such as first aid and cooking. Once again, Troop 95 was honored to have Scouts and leaders be tapped into the Order of the Arrow. Three Scouts and one leader accepted the nominations for entering the OA. The Troop had a new campground which had a great fishing spot nearby. The Scouts had a great time and will remember camp food for years to come.

Vulcan District Camporee

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The Troop joined in the fun at the Vulcan District Camporee on February 14-16 at Tannehill State Park. The Troop competed against the other Troops and came in first in the String Burn competition and fourth in the Dutch Oven competition. Webelos from Pack 386 and Pack 95 camped with the Troop and learned first hand what it is like to camp as a Troop. The Webelos integrated into the Patrols and cooked their own dinner and breakfast. Everyone joined in the bonfire festivities in the evening.

The Troop trying to stay warm on a cold morning before the competition began

The Troop trying to stay warm on a cold morning before the competition began

Fall Campouts

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December Chill Campout at Camp Jack Wright

December Chill Campout at Camp Jack Wright

The Troop continues to enjoy campouts during the fall of 2013.  The October 19th campout was an excursion to The Lost Sea in Sweetwater Tennessee.  After a tour of the cave which included a boat ride in the underground lake, the Scouts enjoyed spelunking and exploring deeper into the caves.  The December 7th campout was a the annual December Chill Campout.  The Scouts stayed at Camp Jack Wright and enjoyed the final campout of fall.  The Scouts learned how to cook Trash Can Turkey and practiced their fire building skills.

Cardboard Regatta

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The Scouts built and raced boats made from cardboard.

The Scouts built and raced boats made from cardboard.

The Troop camped out under beautiful skies at Camp Sequoyah on September 28 and 29, 2013.  After a presentation on buoyancy from an Assistant Scoutmaster, the patrols worked feverishly on making boats from only two sheets of cardboard, two rolls of duct tape, and a sheet of plastic.  Each patrol came up with a unique way of building their boat.  After construction of the boats, the Scouts raced the boats on the lake with the Makos patrol crossing the finish line first.  All boats stayed afloat for the race and the Scouts had just as much fun scuttling the boats afterwards.  The Scouts also learned some first class requirements of line rescue and compass orienteering.

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