For this event, a subset of the troop drove to Valley’s Edge for tubing with their families. We spent all afternoon there and had a lot of fun. Not only did we snow tube in smaller groups, we went down a few times as one massive group.
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Klondike Derby 2023
The Klondike Derby this year was, as always, a series of various challenges that patrols brought sleds full of equipment to. Here are some of the challenges: Lashing Event: This challenge required patrols to build a tripod lashing (as shown at the left) to attach their patrol flag to. Tree Identification: For this challenge, patrolsContinue reading “Klondike Derby 2023”
For this event, the troop went to the YMCA in Xenia, Ohio. After arriving, they worked on swim tests and other aquatics requirements between 9 and 11 PM. The rest of the night was just free time, interrupted only by pizza, soda, and TV between midnight and 12:30 AM. At 6:45 AM, they left.
Catholic Camporee is, as the name suggests, a Catholic Campout. In the Archdiocese of Cincinnatti, the Catholic Camporee also provides an opportunity to practice scouting skills. This year, the Catholic Camporee took place at Maria Stein Shrine, home to one of the largest relic collections in the US. On Friday night, we said Night PrayerContinue reading “Catholic Camporee”
Peterloon is a mini-jamboree held in and around Camp Friedlander every few years. There is a lot of stuff that goes on during the single day that activities are open, some of which is detailed below. Range Sports First, as a troop, we went through the area around the forts and skipped ahead to theContinue reading “Peterloon 2022”
Wacky Games and Electronics Weekend
For this event, Troop 85 stayed at the Adams Building at Camp Hugh Taylor Birch. For once, we were allowed to bring electronics on an outing, although this meant that, aside from the Wacky Games event on Saturday, we spent most of the time playing video games. Wacky Games The Wacky Games event, which tookContinue reading “Wacky Games and Electronics Weekend”
Summer Camp 2022
Every year, Troop 85 goes to summer camp. Summer camp is a wonderful opportunity to earn merit badges and learn scouting skills, as well as work on ranks. Many options are available, allowing each scout to work on merit badges and skills that they need. This year, we went to Camp Birch again. Camp BirchContinue reading “Summer Camp 2022”
Spring Camporee 2022
This year, Troop 234 hosted the Spring Camporee at Camp Hugh Taylor Birch. This year, the event had a spy theme, and all of the events taught scouting skills while guiding patrols through a mission: to defuse a bomb at a secret location in camp. Riflery To obtain the first clue about the code toContinue reading “Spring Camporee 2022”