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Lazy Bones, Feb. 17, 18, 19, 2017

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Our annual Lazy Bones camp out gives the Scouts a weekend to relax and have some “lazy” fun. We spend most of the weekend in a cabin, playing video games and board games. The weather this year was nice, so we also spent time playing games outside and taking a hike. Lazy Bones is a reward for working hard the rest of the year. Before a Scout can attend Lazy Bones, he must attend a minimum of 75% of the monthly campouts and demonstrate mastery of basic scout skills. It goes without saying that Lazy Bones is one of our most popular activities!

 

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Klondike Derby, Jan. 27, 28, 29, 2017

Monday, February 27th, 2017

The Klondike Derby takes place every winter. Scout Troops from all over Northeast Ohio gather at Camp Manatoc for camping, competition, and camaraderie.

The theme for this year’s Klondike was “Mad Max: Flurry Road”. The scouts built sleds to transport their equipment around the camp. The rotated between stations where they completed a wide range of challenges and earned points. The stations consisted of Map & Compass, First Aid, Fire Building, Knots, an other essential skills. There was also a sled race.

At the end of the day, points were totaled and the scouts gathered around a large fire. The troops could use their points to enter a raffle for various prizes. Winners received coupons for Burger King, Taco Bell, Pizza, toys, coolers, and camping gear. Everyone went home a winner.

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Thanksgiving in the Woods Nov. 14, 15, 16, 2016

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Thanksgiving in the Woods gives us all a chance to feast and give thanks together. Our Scouts spend the weekend at Camp Manatoc preparing a traditional Thanksgiving meal for our families. It also gives our families a chance to come out and participate in the Scouting Experience.

We prepared several turkeys, garlic mashed potatoes, vegetables, and desserts. It was a little muddy, but the weather could not have been better!

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Winter Camping Dec. 9, 10, 11, 2016

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

For our December Campout, we went to Beaumont Scout Reservation in Rock Creek, Ohio.

We had a great time, even though the temperatures were in low 20’s and high teens. Friday night, after we got to camp, about 10 inches of snow fell, leaving a total of about 20 inches of snow on the ground. We were lucky to stay in Adirondack Shelters.

On Saturday, we warmed up with oatmeal and fruit for breakfast. Then, we all participated in a 2 mile GPS Navigation course. It took us most of the day, due to the knee-deep snow!

Saturday night, we all had a great time playing games and telling stories around the campfire.

The big hit of the weekend had to be stopping for breakfast at The Pasta Oven in Rock Creek on the way home Sunday morning. Hot food after a cold weekend really hit the spot!

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