Canoe Shakedown 2019

Canoe Shakedown 2019

Written by Nate Schmerker. The Canoeing campout was one of my favorite campouts, because I can canoe peacefully (sometimes) and enjoy the natural peacefulness of the lake and most important of all, King of the Dock, a game we play on the artificial dock. The game is...

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Chopped! Campout 2019

Chopped! Campout 2019

Written by Nate Schmerker. The Chopped campout was full of competition, cooking, smiles and delicious dishes. This campout was also the first “actual” campout for the TFCs (Trail to First Class), i.e. first-year scouts. They got to experience the fun and activities...

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LARP?

LARP?

When we had our planning conference last year, the boys spent a lot of time planning a "LARP" campout.  LARP stands for Live Action Role Play.  We'll build swords they said and we'll have battles in the woods.  The adults were a bit skeptical but we told the boys that...

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Shooting Sports

Shooting Sports

Our annual Dade Ranch Shooting Sports Campout is the most anticipated weekend of our Scouting year.  Due to some crazy weather last year, we had to cancel the campout for the first time in 10+ years.  So, we had 2 patrols that hadn't experienced the greatness of the...

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Canoe Shakedown

Canoe Shakedown

In May, Troop 221 traveled to Camp Constantin for our annual canoe shakedown campout.  We use this campout to get ready for our Buffalo River Canoe Trip.  One of the ways we prepare is to keep the stoves in the trailer for this campout and only allow meals to be...

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Chopped

Chopped

In April, Troop 221 went to Collin County Adventure Camp for our 2nd "Chopped" Campout. The morning began with the boys building 2 fire pits for the camp.  Although we weren't sure exactly what we were doing, the boys did a nice job.  We look forward to using those...

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Patrol Olympics

Patrol Olympics

In April, Troop 221 traveled to Meridian State Park and our campout theme was Patrol Olympics.  The Scouts were put into 5 mixed-age patrols for the days' competitions. The events were: Assembling and lighting a lantern Making a Travois to carry a Scout with a...

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Transition Campout

Transition Campout

This past weekend, Troop 221 welcomed the Incoming Class of 2016.  One of our greatest traditions is the Transition Campout.  A small group of older Scouts and Mr. S, spent the entire day Saturday working with the new guys.  They work on a whole host of TFC...

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Wilderness Survival

Wilderness Survival

In February, Troop 221 went to Camp Meisenbach for a Wilderness Survival Campout.  The weather was fantastic and we had the whole camp to ourselves, which is always nice. Here are the highlights from the weekend, in no particular order: The few remaining Titans that...

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Leadership

Leadership

In January, we went to Camp Wisdom and had a leadership-focused campout.  The boys learned about the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®, talked about the 4 points of Authentic Leadership, discussed leadership traits and leadership styles.  We also discussed...

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