Troop 95 kicks off camping season at Holt’s Landing 

October 7, 2021

Boy Scout Troop 95 from Georgetown went on a camping trip to Holt’s Landing State Park Sept. 10-12.

The Arrow of Light Scouts from Cub Scout Pack 95 also camped with the troop. On the night of their arrival, the scouts quickly set about pitching their tents, and in no time the camp was set up and everyone had a late-night snack.

The next morning, the cooks woke up early to prepare breakfast for their patrols, with some returning favorites such as egg sausage sandwiches and pancakes. As soon as breakfast was finished, the older Boy Scouts split up into stations to teach the younger scouts various skills and important information, such as how patrols operate.

After the scouts completed all the stations, everyone ate lunch and then started off on an orienteering hike. Older scouts watched the younger scouts practicing their navigation skills. After about 20 minutes spent walking the trail, the scouts arrived at the destination of choice for that hike. The scouts split into two groups, with one going to the nearby field and playing soccer, while the other group stayed on the playground.

Upon returning to camp, the scouts went their separate ways. Some were playing football or throwing a frisbee while a few others went off to take a nap or read. The cooks started making dinner. The older scouts built a campfire, and after dinner was eaten and cleaned up, it was time to perform skits, sing songs, do cheers and later retire an American flag in the fire.

The next morning, after packing up personal gear and breaking down camp, the scouts hiked back to the park and used the semicircle campfire area for chapel. They boarded the bus soon thereafter, and headed back from the first campout of the season.

When they arrived back in Georgetown, the parents picked up their sons, and everyone headed home for hot showers and some well-deserved relaxation.

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