The trip to camp Charles was a relaxed and fun camping trip. The amount of scouts on this trip was low but was nice it was 7 scouts. The troop cooked as a whole. We had breakfast burritos that were delicious we then for lunch had smoked
burgers and hot dogs that was an accident (the smoked part). Dinner was some spaghetti with meat sauce with some cut up burgers and hot dogs from lunch. The noodles were a bit burnt on the spaghetti but other than that the food was
After breakfast William did some basic wilderness first aid training with the group. We practiced knots and lashings after lunch and then we went on a hike to see a cool rock formation that took about a half hour there then we explored
for about 45 minutes then went back. We played ghosts in the graveyard next and William and DJ ran a surprise wilderness first aid scenario with an injured ankle. After dinner we sat around a super-hot campfire and had s’mores.
Sunday morning we packed up quickly, did the police line and returned to the Civitan ahead of schedule.
The Urban Hike around Raleigh was in general a very fun hike and nothing went wrong such as injuries or things of that sort. The scouts started in a parking lot near the Natural Science Museum and after crossing paths with the Color Run (which is a small marathon to raise money for cancer research) went on to take a walk around the cool Oakwood Hills cemetery with many important people buried there. We then went to the amazing Videri chocolate factory that made their chocolate straight from the beans in their store. We went to eat lunch at the cars and then dropped our bags off and went to see the museums (History and Natural Science) then headed home. We hiked for a total of 5.52 miles. It was a very fun trip in all and best of all everyone was prepared!
The Civitan Barbecue was a service project that had a very good turn out both for profit for the Civitan and we had a very good number of scouts attend to help out with the cleanup. The “I forgot” patrol had enough scouts in attendance that they actually got their service project that was needed for honor patrol signed off. The scouts at first helped with delivering the to go orders of barbecue to the cars. The scouts then cleaned and put the tables up. They then took out the trash and mopped the floors. The Civitan was very appreciative of our timeliness. Mr. Scott then treated the scouts to pizza and soda which was very appreciated.