Tyler, Matt C. and Pauline attended the Law Enforcement Day and Weekend at beautiful Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco accompanied by Mr. Brown and Mrs. Rogacki. They thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities they had to go shotgun and pistol shooting as well as the beautiful hike they went on.
The crew went backpacking on the Appalachian Trail and started not far from High Point then moved towards Culver’s Gap. On the way the venturers passed by the pavilion on top of Sunrise Mountain where we had a great view! After a total of 15 miles Jean-Baptiste, Bella, John S., Matt W. and Evan accompanied by Mrs. Rogacki and Mr. Brown (Evan’s father) although tired and ready to go home were quite happy with their accomplishment. The crew looks forward to returning to the trail.
The crew sent 6 venturers and 2 adults down to the Bahamas to partake in the Seabase Sailing Adventure! Coached by Captains Jean-Claude and Ellen our intrepid venturers learned how to sail, how to snorkel and spent many hours enjoying the island life. Aboard Kiskedee Mackenzie, Ashna, Bella, John S., Matthew W., Jean-Baptiste, Dr. Aucoin and Elena learned all about the great joys and catastrophes of life at sea.
January 12th to 14th:
The crew arrived at Camp Glen Gray Friday night and settled in to the cabin. After starting their fires and eating their dinners a round of cards ensued followed by bedtime. During the night a watch was set to make sure the fires stayed lit and kept the cabin warm. Unfortunately, some did not wake as they should have and the fires had to be relit.
On Saturday the crew enjoyed a breakfast of crêpes and prepared for the day ahead. Outside of stocking up on wood the crew went on a hike to nearby Boy Scout Camp Yaw Paw, on the way we were blessed with some beautiful sights! After a lunch in the outdoor dining hall there, we headed back to Price Cabin in Camp Glen Gray and made dinner. Following an evening of board games and fried deserts courtesy of Matthew Courtright, we turned in.
The second fire watch also had some issues in the waking department, with some turning in before making sure their replacements were up. That being said Pauline, Bella, Tyler, Matt. C., Jean-Baptiste, Mackenzie, John S. and Evan accompanied by Nora, Matt, Mr. Brown, Mrs. Rogacki and Mrs. Brown had great fun and seem ready to do it again!
This January, from the 5th to the 7th, the Crew attended a weekend of winter camping at Nobebosco. Tho we had reserved a cabin at Camp Glen Gray for the weekend, the forecast proclaiming a “Cyclonic Bomb” we decided to choose a cabin with a more reliable heating system.
Arriving Friday night, the Crew set up and sat down for a round of board games. Included in the mix was Spit, Go Fish, and Munchkin. Having eaten before getting there we aimed for an early night and called it around midnight.
Waking on Saturday around 9, Isabella, Mackenzie, and myself under the guidance of Kate proceeded to reheat the crepes. And to everyone’s delight and joy, Nutella and whipped cream was in abundance! Using these liberally, the crew (both adults and youth alike) enjoyed their breakfast and left nothing for later.
Afterwards we headed off for a hike following the Yellow Trail around camp, and enjoyed the snow-covered grounds as well as the shanties and other songs. Having looped back from the A Field to the Range, a contingent of the crew went down to Sand Pond and observed the frozen expanse. Having observed, from a safe distance, the solidity of the ice we returned to the cabin as much to eat lunch as to find warmth.
On the menu for lunch was a platter of grilled cheese sandwiches that required some longer cooking for some… Accompanying the grilled cheese sandwiches was a chicken noodle soup cooked in a crock pot, thus limiting the amount of time spent outside and in the cold. The lunch was provided by Tim, John, and Andrew under the guidance of Kate.
The program for the afternoon mainly consisted of debates about the merits of the latest Star Wars movie, the never-ending arguments between Andrew and Jean-Baptiste, and another round of Board Games. This time Jean-Baptiste did not win the Munchkin game, since it became increasingly impossible for monsters to be fought… But added to the afore-mentioned mix of games was B.S. A game of great dexterity and skill, which tested our ability to convince each other of what cards we actually held in our hands.
That evening, dinner was a chilly prepared by Isabella and heated up in the crock pots by Mackenzie, Isabella, and myself under the guidance of Kate. After this tasty dinner, we proceeded to return to our board game soirée. We ended the day on this high note of fellowship and cutthroat card play.
The following morning, while I had to leave early, the crew cleaned up and after a hearty bagel breakfast left camp.
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