Here are the activities that the Scouts of Troop 97 participated on the Wyndygoul campout.

Day 1:

We left for Camp O’Rear at 2:30 pm on Friday, Nov. 11. One hour later we all chose our Indian names (mine bring “Fivekiller”). At 4:00 p.m we picked out our campsites and set up our tents. The sun went down at 5:30 p.m and some people had to set their tents up in the dark but it was not too bad. At 6:00 p.m the “tribes” had dinner. At 8:00 p.m the adults and patrol leaders had a PLC meeting at the adult campsite. 10:00 p.m was lights out.

Day 2:

At 6:30 a.m all scouts got up and had breakfast until 7:00 am. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm, there were planned morning activities which included; Fishing with Mr.Boackle – Primitive fire building with Mr.Russel – How to cook over an open fire with Mr.Wagstaff. At 11:00 a.m we learned about trapping and hunting wild game with Mr. Mike Sievering who is with the State Department of Conservation. At 12:00-noon troop lunch was served which was raccoon stew and corn pone. At 1:00 p.m. we had afternoon free time and the activities Scouts could do were fishing, play chess or card games. Also, the trading post was open to the scouts so that they could buy snacks using shells, which was called Wampum. At 3:00 p.m we had Red Honor games, some of which were; Tomahawk throwing, Spot the rabbit, and Quick Sight. 5:00 pm was dinner as a tribe. 8:00 p.m was council fire, however, because of the severe drought in the state in was a council lantern ceremony, which consisted of tribal dances, skits, and storytelling. 10:00 p.m. lights out.

Day 3:

At 6:30 a.m we woke up and had a small breakfast. Afterward, we broke down our campsites. At 10:30 a.m. we had a church service lead by James Kirk, acting Chaplain’s Aide. At 12:00 noon we had patrol lunch. At 1:00 p.m. we left Camp O’Rear and arrived at the church around 2:45.

Reported submitted:

David Kirk
Troop 97 Historian