Monday August 2, 2010

Post date: Aug 02, 2010 1:51:25 PM

Greetings from beautiful Camp Buckskin!

It is Monday morning and all the scouts are off to Merit Badge classes. We have been very busy getting our site setup and acclimating to camp.

They started their afternoon with their orientation of the dining hall procedures, a swim test and a tour of the camp. After which they returned to Teheco for tent, mosquito net and sleeping bag setup. We had Chicken Parmesan and Penne last night for dinner and everyone ate!

Last night we were entertained by the Camp Staff with many wonderful skits sitting by the edge of the lake. On the road down to the Camp show Mr West and I could hear them coming as they were all singing together - Don't Stop Believing. Love these boys!

At the campfire show the scouts were especially thrilled to see Garrett leading an elaborate skit (tankiety-tankiety!). We returned to the Teheco around 10pm and everyone went to their tents. Whew!

AJ has truly been a leader for the boys and we are very fortunate to have him with us. AJ has been showing them the 'ropes' and reviewing their week of Troop activities. They made a decision to make several modifications. One is they want to participate in the Buckskin Triathlon rather than the Indoor Rock Climbing on Wednesday. They all want to do the Polar Bear Swim this week which is an early morning swim.

Rest assurd that each and every scout has a smile on their face and was eager and ready for classes this morning.

Mrs. Kennedy & Mr. West