The Aquia District Spring Camporee was held in April at the Curtis Memorial Park. Our troop organized, setup and ran the event. The theme was Klondike Derby where the patrols constructed dog sleds with wheels. There were 23 stations for the patrols to earn gold nuggets. We had great weather, 70s and NO RAIN! Our troop had a blast! Enjoy the pics uploaded to the photo gallery.
Peak Experiences Indoor Climbing Lock-in, Feb 14, 2015
On Valentine's Day, 26 scouts led by ASM Brown ventured to the Peak Experiencs Indoor Rock Climbing facility fo an overnight lock-in. The event started with a 1.5 hour class on how to belay a climber. Then, we climbed all night! Well, at least till 6 am. When not climbing, we enjoyed a pizza snack and played games. Enjoy the pics uploaded to the photo gallery.
OKPIK Winter Camping High-Adventure Trek to Northern Tier
During the holiday break between Christmas and New Years Day, we went to Minnesota to Northern Tier High Adventure Base and we trekked to Secret Lake through un-groomed trails which presented challenges. We made a snow kitchen and a wind wall for our sleeping bags with tarps only. The temperature dipped down to -17 degrees! This meant we got the Zero Hero patch. The scouts agreed to go back to the cabins but we still did a lot of stuff outdoors like sledding, cross country skiing and making breakfast and dinners. Everyone had a blast. We drove there and stayed at an International Hostel in Chicago where the scouts enjoyed playing pool and watching the college BCS football playoff games on New Years Day. Check out the photos in the photogallery
June 12,13 - Veg-out
July 2 - Summer Camp Load-out
July 5-11 - Camp Henson Summer Camp!
High Adventure Camps:
Philmont2016 - Our lottery submission was accepted so we have 24 slots! Contact ASM Pritchard if you would like your son to take part in this premier back packing high adventure trip.
Seabase is planned for 2017!
Canoe Overnight Campout October 5-6, 2014 Posted by: Charlie Brown - 10/08/14 @ 9:07PM
We all had a wonderful adventure on the canoe trip. The weather was good in the low 70s. The first day we started out on the Rapidan River and all the scouts did well .. no tips except when they meant to! The campsite at the confluence with the Rappahannock River was already taken but we went right across the river and got a great one with a better firepit. Day 2 was from the confluence which has many rocks so we had to get out of our canoes several times. Rest of trip was fairly flat but did have a couple tricky Class 2 rapids which the kids all liked. Check out the pics in the photo gallery.
Devil's Marble Yard Campout Posted by: Charlie Brown - 11/15/13 @ 7:23PM
Ok the troop headed south to Natural Bridge, VA area to hike the Devil's Marble Yard last weekend, November 15-19. We arrived to rain and setup in rain, not fun but we persevered. The rained stopped so we could hike the Marble Yard. For more info about the marble yard, go to this link.
No incidents so a very good trip for all. And some good cooking too!
The troop had a good time at the Fall Camporee and placed second runner-up for the Commissioner's Cup! The theme was Wilderness Survival. There were stations for building shelters, wilderness first aid and making survival bracelets. Also, the Stafford County Search and Rescue Team was there setting up a search for a victim using grid search patterns. The weather was great with a slight cool in the air and NO RAIN! Everyone had a good time. Click HERE or on the image for photo album¬†