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Pictures and report for the Aug 28-30 Canoe Trip – TBD

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2015 Beach Journal of a Scoutmaster

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Day One…

Hi all parents and caregivers ,
We all arrived safely to the Outer Banks. Cobra patrol made a fine hot dog and hamburger dinner. Boys are flying kites and enjoying time around camp. All are excited to swim in the ocean tomorrow . Day 1 winding down with a beautiful star lit night.

From OBX,
Mike Nelson

Day Two…

IMG_1089Hello from OBX,
Day 2 started with some PT insisted by Nathan K. Lots of beach time !!
Great dinner prepared by older boys. Lasagna yummy!! A little buggy tonight so boys turning in earlier. Overall a great scout day. Heading to Jockeys Ridge and Kitty Hawk kites and shops tomorrow .
Until tomorrow ..,..
Good night  from OBX ,
Mike N

Day Three…

Hello from OBX ,
Well the boys just finished cobbler. Today we weathered the heat advisory on Jockey Ridge ( a very large sand dune) . Boys enjoyed flying kites purchased at Kitty Hawk kites.  The troop spent sometime here shopping around, eating ice cream , and staying out of the sun. Good news no bugs at this point, however lots of wind, like 15-30mph is my best guess. The boys helped out a family in need with setting up and securing tent in the very windy conditions . Troop 111 to the rescue!
Your boys are doing well and continue to develop as a team. Well I am going to sign off until tomorrow. We plan a beach day and much leisure time.

Signing off from windy OBX ,
Mike N

Day Four…

IMG_1086Hello all,
Well today we woke up to rain, but it passed and we made it to the beach for a swim and even some boys did PT on the beach. They had an opportunity to be sugar cookies is they were involved.
Afternoon treat of ice cream sandwiches. Some had a second round of beach time and others had free time around camp.
Dinner Frogs and panthers made Stir Fry and it was yummy. We took a walk across street to Oregon Inlet fishing center to enjoy a beautiful sunset. Now as I write this note I have on a mosquito net. Your boys all continue to do well, even with heat advisory, wind, rain, and lots of bugs.. They are all looking forward to fishing at Jeanette Pier in Nags Head tomorrow. Well until tomorrow….,

From OBX,
Mike N

Day Five…

Hello from OBX ,
Currently we are sitting vehicles waiting a rain storm with thunder and lightning. The day started off at Jeanette’s Pier fishing. We did not have a successful day, but talking with others this week has not been a good fishing week. Later boys went to the beach to swim followed by a dinner of fried chicken, hush puppies, watermelon, and fruit cocktail. Followed by funnel cakes, all prepared by adults and KP done by boys. Great team work! Your boys continue to do well and weather the various challenges. Tomorrow boys are expressing interest in more beach time by Jeanette’s pier. They want a change of scenery, hmmmmm.
Well I will sign out for now from my van in OBX , waiting the storm to pass.

Surfs up,
Mike N.

Day Six…IMG_1104

Hello everyone,
Well we made it through a tough night of stormy weather. Due to 4am wake up call for hazardous weather protocol (go to cars), boys slept to 0800. After breakfast we spent the afternoon at the aquarium  on Roanoke Island . On our way driving through Manteo we had some of the finest ice cream at a local shop. We got a scout deal and in fact the owner went to FUMA. Good times! Boys managed one more beach swim, followed by chicken kabobs and fruit for diner. Troop gear is packed and plan is to rise at 0600, final load, church services , and hit the road at 0800.
Overall the boys have had a fun filled adventure and have continued to grow as patrols.
We look forward to our safe return with many great memories.

Signing out from Oregon Inlet,

Mike N

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Farroll Farm Trip Review

Troop 111 went to Farroll Farm in Afton Virginia for a cold camping trip. It started on Jan. 9, 2015 and ended on Jan. 11, 2015.We did many fun activities like Camouflage, Basket Weaving, Traps and snares, Ham Radio and Kin’s game. We also did a service project for the owner of the property by clearing bramble and putting rocks in the dam. We had a lot of fun on the camping trip.

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Bike Trip

A while ago, The troop went biking at High Bridge trail State Park in Greene Bay, Virginia. They rode 26 miles including over the 125ft high bridge, “High bridge” (2400ft long) over the Appomattox River.  There were 9 adults and 16 boys on the trip. During the Civil War, the battle of High Bridge was one of the last battles before General Robert E. Lee surrendered.


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Apple Harvest Recap

We recently went to the Apple Harvest Camporee. Before we went on the camping trip, each patrol had to build a travois to do a race.

On Friday, October 10th we left from Charlottesville to Pleasant Grove, Palmyra, VA.  When we got there Friday night, we set up camp. The next morning we ate breakfast and soon after went to different stations like Tomahawks, The Battering Ram, Giant Jenga, and River Crossing. There were also big events like the 5K trail run and cooking competitions.  In addition to all that, we had eight Webelos from Pack 174 camp with us. We fared well in camp wide competitions, the Flaming Arrows took home second place in the Travois Race, and Panthers took home first place in the Dutch Oven Dessert competition. Even though it rained most of the time, we still had a blast.


~Troop Historian





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November Camp Shenandoah Trip

Troop 111 went to Camp Shenandoah on Friday the 21st through Sunday the 23rd in November to enhance  scout skills. The skills were fire and shelter building, splitting wood and ax sharpening, ways to purify water, and helping younger scouts with rank advancements. We also had to cook our food only on a fire.

~Troop Historian

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Canoe Trip

On the second weekend of August, we went canoeing on the James River. We were dropped off about eight miles upstream of our campsite and we paddled our way back down through a few rapids and herds of tubers. Though an OG’s phone was dropped in the river, it was fortunate to have the luxury of a water proof case. Following the canoeing, those who were not weary played manhunt for a few hours. All who went had a great trip.

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