Here are the pics from our AWESOME white water rafting trip down the Nantahala river with Rolling Thunder River Company (http://www.rollingthunderriverco.com/)
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This year we travelled to the edge of the mountains in western North Carolina to the beautiful Camp Raven Knob. We enjoyed the gorgeous views and the varied activities. All of the scouts who joined us earned many new meritbadges and rank requirements, making this troop both fun and productive.
Setting up camp worked well.
A scout joins others in the Kayaking meritbadge
One scout takes aim, ready to fire.
The Woofers brave the monkey bridge.
The troop served the camp by performing a conservation project.
One scout shapes metal in the blacksmith’s shape.
The boys wait in line for food.
On Wednesday the camp performs a ceremony.
One scout shows off his creation from leatherwork.
A scout prepares for swimming.
A couple of scouts prepare to prank someone.
Several specimens of local wildlife were found.
Scouts sit listening to a staff member instruct a badge.
One staff member from the troop instructs wood carving.
The leaders managed to keep themselves busy when the boys were away.
Sometimes they took naps instead.
The boys enjoy some snacks at the trading post.
The troop heads up the hill.
A beautiful view from the top of the hill
A beautiful sunset shows over the hill.
In their downtime, the scouts played games together.
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In this campout the troop hearkened back to the middle ages and constructed catapults in an attempt to decimate each other. Besides providing great fun, catapults also served as a way to practice lashings and engineering skills. And then flying water balloons served as a way to cool off!
Starting the day with a good meal.
We had a very nice campsite.
The leaders got to wait in the shade for the action to start.
And so the catapults began.
The scouts got to practice their lashings.
Meanwhile the ammo team set to work.
Someone is going to get wet!
This young man wants revenge.
A strategy meeting.
Good catapults fire good shots!
Ever good day ends with a good nap…on a picnic table.
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Beach ho! This month the troop traveled across the state to the Outer Banks for some beach time camping. We had fun playing in the sand, cooking food, and enjoying the ocean’s magnificence.
On the beach!
Don’t worry, it wore off when they got home.
And down the hill we go!
There is always time for parkour.
Travelling in style.
Our campsite was setup in a nice grassy area.
Grilled meals taste great!
Not that our other food was bad,
And of course the view was amazing
We got very cozy inside our tents.
Beautiful breakers caressed the beach near the campsite.
And as always, we were sure to clean up as we left.
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On this campout we stayed mostly at camping, enjoying our fires, friends, and cooking pots! We created many delicious meals and had a great time, even if we had to clean up some!
A job well done deserves a big smile!
Master cooks at work.
Sitting next to a fire bonds scouts together.
Good food…is good food!
Unfortunately, after all cooking cleaning up most be done.
Unloading the bus back at the church.
On this camping trip we went hiking in the Uhwarries. A truly amazing place.
And so we’re off!
Packing up to start the day.
Of course snacks are important too.
We were sure to keep hydrated!
Off we go again.
Everyone all set up in there gear.
We were determined to finish.
And at the end we got to have a nice time sitting by the fire.
On this campout the troop participated in the Occonneechee council October Camporee. We got to sleep in camp tents, participate in an obstacle course, and have a great time!
We started out by lining up for a flag cermony
Troop 412 always sticks together!
We definitely had enthusiastic scouts this weekend.
One of the attractions was a race.
Some scouts create a pulley-like system over a tree.
Some tents still had their frames up.
But we still needed to set up our own tents.
After a good days work the scouts hang out in their campsite.