Zach’s Eagle Project

One of our scout’s Eagle project was to replace a bulletin board in the town of Louviers.  These photos include the old bulletin board, the new one that is about twice the size, and the project in different stages as it is being built.  Part of the project included a flower box in front of the new bulletin board.  The paint and roofing match a historical building across from the bulletin board.  The completed project includes lettering with the town motto, “Live, Love, Louviers.”

August 14er Trip

In August some of our scouts went on a back packing trip and tried to reach the Summit of Mt. Belford.  Some of the more experienced scouts reached the summit of both Belford, and Mt. Oxford via a Saddle Back path.  The younger scouts didn’t quite make it to the top of Belford but they came close.  The younger scouts camped on the climb due to a later start because of heavy highway traffic.  The more senior scouts camped the first night at a camp site where there was an old miner’s cabin.  The scenery was beautiful and the scouts had a great time.

Summer Camp – Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch

Our summer camp this year was at Medicine Mountain Scout in South Dakota.
We had a blast!  The Scouts visited local attractions like Bear Country USA, the Jewel Caves, the Crazy Horse Memorial, and Mt. Rushmore.

At Camp the kids worked on various merit badges and some of our more senior scouts participated in Caving and Climbing High Adventure activities.

The scouts participated in some camp wide contests and races, some did the Polar Bear Plunge, and a few did a flag ceremony.  Our bugler, Matthew, was the camp bugler for opening and closing flags every day.  Some of the Scout Masters even had fun by participating in the Scout Master Splash.  The Troop also did a service project to paint some benches and earned the “White Buffalo Award.”

It was a great camp and we’ll plan to go back.