November 3-5, 2017
The November camping trip for Troop 59 was to Moorefield Plantation in Hillsborough, NC. It was another great weekend. Weather was on the cooler side and rain fell late Friday and Saturday night but that did not dampen the boy’s enthusiasm for being outdoors. Scouts worked on competing requirements for advancement and badge completion. Working on these requirements on camping trips helps to build confidence and enthusiasm to do more to advance to a higher rank.
The adult leaders are fondly called “The Geezers". The scouts and "The Geezers" tried their hand at “Dutch Oven” cooking. Now if you have not had food from the Dutch oven, you are missing a wonderful treat. On Saturday evening the patrols entertained the group with skits and jokes around the campfire. One scout brought his Clarinet and performed for the crowd.
The troop enjoyed working together on a service project at the plantation home to help keep the lawn clear of debris in the large and beautiful front yard.After breakfast on Sunday morning, scouts took the opportunity to learn some new plants, some of which they identified as poisonous, once again encouraging the scouts to learn and grow as scouts.
On Sunday the troop returned home and got ready for the week ahead. But even though another great trip had ended, the scouts could look forward to their next camping weekend at Hogan's Farm in early December. This is the troop's Webelo Recruiting Weekend and is always a troop favorite!
Repairing the front yard
The Land Conservation Crew