The first weekend of June, our troop attended Camp Geronimo.
It was such a blast. Our troop was camping in campsite 19 alongside troop 7007(seven-double-o-seven). Our troops had some fun times together.
Saturday was our first day at camp. We left the school around 10:00 AM. When we reached Geronimo, we ate lunch and checked in. We hiked in and dropped our stuff at camp. Then we unpacked the Marcon’s truck and the troop trailer. Then we unpacked our stuff and set up tents. We did the totem-to-totem hike after that. That night, we had a cooking contest, won by the Trojans, with their steak tacos. That night, we had a cracker barrel with the Troop 7007. Around 10:30, we all went to bed.
On Sunday, did a few very important things. The first thing we did was a flag ceremony with 7007. Then we made breakfast. Once that was finished, our troop went down to the pool to do our swim checks. To complete your check, and get your buddy tag, you must complete a lap of freestyle, and a length of backstroke. When we got back to camp, we made lunch. Lunch was followed by a hike along the Levi Young Trail. That night, we had our first meal in the dining hall, and it was nice to drink something other than water. We attended the campfire and then took to sleep.
Monday was the first day of Merit Badge classes, and of the trading post, the two best things about Geronimo. We started the day by cleaning up camp. We had to wear Class A to breakfast because of uniform inspection. For the next four hours, our troop split up for MB classes. We regrouped for lunch, and then most of us went horseback riding. We got back pretty late from horses, but still in time for dinner. That night we started the Tiger Eyes trail but went to bed without it completed because it got too late.
On Tuesday, we got up early to do the Tenderfoot Run, a course of about a mile that weaves through Camp Geronimo. We got back to camp around 6:15 and proceeded to clean our tents before breakfast. We came back after breakfast to clean up the rest of the camp before heading off to class. That afternoon, we all just hung out, mostly at the trading post. That night had no special activity, so we had an earlier bedtime.
Friday we had Lunch KP duty. Our mornings were the same as the previous two, but we had to cut short our last MB class. In KP, we had to give out boxed lunches to each troop, because the kitchen had to be cleaned. After, we did our service project, cleaning up the trail to our campsite. We then had free time and went to dinner. We had our unit campfire, and finally, that night we completed our night eyes trail, even though it was a little messed up.
On Thursday, we started our day with the Polar Bear Plunge. The water was really warm. When we got back from the pool we changed into class B, and cleaned up camp, then went to Breakfast. After classes and lunch, we had some free time, before going to the Mogollon Monster Story. Most of us fell asleep during the story. That ended around 10:00, and then we all went to sleep.
Friday was our last day of MB classes. We started out the day normally. With breakfast, and cleaning up camp. Then we headed off to our final Merit Badge Classes, and then to lunch. That afternoon was pretty light, with some free time. That night we had our closing campfire, marking the end of Camp Geronimo. At the campfire, we won BIG G GOLD, and our troop was recognized for having a lot of participants in the mile swim
On Saturday morning, we packed up camp and then packed up trucks and trailers. After we ate breakfast and the foxes were sorted into their new patrols. We waited around while the PLC was checking out, and finally, around 11:00 am left Geronimo for the school.
We would like to thank all of the adults, especially Mr. Geer, who was at Geronimo. Other big thanks go to the PLC, who led us the whole week. This week of Geronimo was really amazing because of all these people!