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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...