Another great year at Geronimo.
Every Scout who attended summer camp this year had an amazing Summer Camp Experience. This year we occupied campsites 18 & 19. The new scouts participated in brown sea island, providing them with all the skills tehy will need for their future scouting. Older scouts got to participate in merit badge classes. As a troop, Scouts took hikes, participated in the polar bear plunge, and went to the trading post. I think we can all agree we appreciated how much better the food was this year. Both troops won Big G Gold this year!!!
May 2023 Backpacking Trip
On May 20-21 troops 323 & 332 took their last outing of the year at West Clear Creek. Luckily the water levels were not too high, so the trip was not canceled. The trail has many water crossings, and the campsite had watering hole to swim in.
April 22-23 was the annual R-C outing with the Pack. Troop 323 and 3323 joined Pack 323 at Camp R-C for their last outing of the year. They took hikes, the older scouts taught skills to younger scouts, and Mr. McCauley cooked a delicious meal. Also, there were scouts skits, and corny jokes in the amphitheater. The pack had a fun time hanging out with the troop, and they can’t wait to crossover.
On April 15-16 Troop 323, and Troop 3323 had their beginners backpacking trip for the scouts who just crossed at the last outing. Prior to the trip, the troops prepared the new by showing how backpacking was different from car camping, and how to pack a backpack. However, there is no better way to learn than just going out and experiencing it for yourself. The new scouts along with the troop hiked 1.5 miles to the camping spot, learned how to set up their tents, and cooked a yummy meal of tortellini. It was a hot weekend, but that didn’t discourage anyone, it was a successful outing and no new scouts were scared from the experience, so I call that a win.
Annual Crossover Outing at Bumble Bee Ranch
On March 18-19 troop 323 and 3323 held their Annual Crossover Outing at Bumble Bee Ranch. This outing was well attended by scouts from both troops. The new scout patrol, the eagles, has seven new scouts five of which are in troop 323, and the other two in 3323. These new scouts learned a bunch of new skills from personal fitness to tying knots to building fire! The evening persisted of the crossover ceremony, the flag retirement ceremony, dad jokes and delicious cobbler. Overall it was another successful crossover outing.