Summer Camp Wrap-Up
On September 9-10, Troop 97 took a trip to Camp Sequoyah for our annual Summer Camp Wrap-Up campout. On Saturday, we constructed and raced cardboard boats in our own Cardboard Regatta. Camp Sequoyah’s waterslide, “the Sidewinder,” was opened for the exclusive enjoyment of our troop. Scouts were given the opportunity to finish merit badges partially earned at summer camp, while others were given a chance to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Fun times with friends were abound, complete with football games and hammock conversations.
On Saturday, a fun campfire with patrol skits transitioned to a solemn and heartfelt memorial of the September 11 tragedies.
Come Sunday morning, it was time to leave Camp Sequoyah for home. So Troop 97 said goodbye to Camp Sequoyah for the time being, until we return for Mafeking.
Chief Ladiga Bike Trip
This October, Troop 97 traveled to the Chief Ladiga bike trail, where biked 50 miles to Cedartown in Georgia. On Saturday morning, we traveled to Borden Springs to the Chief Ladiga Trail Campground, where we immediately set up camp and began riding our bikes. After a long afternoon of biking, we returned to the campground, where we began cooking dinner. After dinner, we had a campfire program (without a fire, unfortunately) with skits and a story previewing the upcoming Mafeking campout. On Sunday, we kayaked on Terrapin creek for 5 miles, filled with rushing rapids and beautiful waters. After kayaking, we came back to the campground to pack up, eat lunch, and enjoy a church service put on by our older scouts.