New Scout Outing


The first outing with the newest scouts in Troop 1501 will be very memorable. The objective of the outing was to teach Scout skills to the newest members of Troop 1501. Though the weather did not permit the service project we had planned to have or as many stations we hoped to have we accomplished quite a bit. More importantly, we had the experience of a lifetime; drizzle, heat, rain, wind, and snow, all in less than 24 hours. See for yourself. Notice the date and time of the pictures. I apologize for the size of the originals, but I will put smaller versions when I have time.

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At the campsite. Almost ready for activities.
Date:03/29/2003 at 11:08a
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Scoutmaster and Scouts before flag ceremony.
Date:03/29/2003 at 11:51a
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Almost ready for flag ceremony.
Date:03/29/2003 at 11:55a
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Cody, Chris, and Gary at flag ceremony.
Date:03/29/2003 at 11:57a
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Wide shot of flag ceremony
Date:03/29/2003 at 11:57a
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Recovering the flag (weather looks threatening).
Date:03/29/2003 at 11:58a
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Two lessons being learned: how to tie off a flag and to always know where the camera strap is located.
Date:03/30/2003 at 11:59a
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Demonstration of handwashing with minimal water.
Date:03/29/2003 at 12:12p
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Eagle Scout Gary briefing Viper Patrol on the physical fitness test; Life Scout Matt looking puzzled.
Date:03/29/2003 at 12:19p
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Start of foot race. Temperature is high 60s.
Date:03/29/2003 at 12:23p
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Running test. Temperature in the high 60s. Notice the green grass, clear sky.
Date:03/29/2003 at 12:24p
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Scoutmaster demonstrating how to use lashing to make a chin-up bar.
Date:03/29/2003 at 12:38p
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Life Scout Chris helping Scout David in the chin-up.
Date:03/30/2003 at 12:45p
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Life Scout Chris helping Scout David in the chin-up.
Date:03/29/2003 at 12:45p
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Scout Charlie being helped by Eagle Gary.
Date:03/30/2003 at 12:46p
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And now Kyle.
Date:03/30/2003 at 12:46p
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Eagle Scout Gary recording long jump results. Patrol Leader Kit middle of Viper Patrol. Eagle Scout Mike checking golf swing of Life Scout Derek.
Date:03/29/2003 at 12:53p
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Eagle Scout Cody checking with Gary about accuracy of results. Notice the ground is very dry.
Date:03/29/2003 at 12:55p
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Removing chin-up bar while Kevin removes pine tree blown down during previous storm.
Date:03/29/2003 at 1:22p
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Lunch time. Temperature in mid 70 range, air is quiet and dry.
Date:03/29/2003 at 1:24p
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Eagle Scout Cody using his present from Santa to remove most of the stump.
Date:03/29/2003 at 1:31p
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A Scout, his splitting maul, a dead stump...recipe for exercise.
Date:03/30/2003 at 1:31p
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Cody teaching cooking and cleaning...demonstrating his most useful tool, chopsticks.
Date:03/29/2003 at 1:58p
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Mike teaching knife, saw, and axe safety. Notice the blue skies, dry ground, and beads of sweat since temperatures are well into the 70 range.
Date:03/29/2003 at 2:42p
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Cody, Chris, Gary and firemaster Derek ready for Viper Patrol to earn their Fireman Chit. Notice the gathering clouds.
Date:03/29/2003 at 3:09p
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Meanwhile, back at the woodyard, Mike is having the Viper patrol make the tinder, kindling, and fuel for their fires.
Date:03/29/2003 at 3:10p
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Two of the Dads looking on, staying cool in the shade.
Date:03/29/2003 at 3:39p
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Waiting on the Viper patrol to bring their wood.
Date:03/29/2003 at 3:40p
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Viper patrol listening to Derek explain how and why wood burns.
Date:03/29/2003 at 3:42p
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Almost ready for showing what a single match can do.
Date:03/29/2003 at 3:42p
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And that is how you make a fire you can light with a single match.
Date:03/29/2003 at 3:48p
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And that is how you make a fire you can light with a single match.
Date:03/29/2003 at 3:49p
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Minutes later and we have a real Troop fire.
Date:03/29/2003 at 3:49p
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A little golf practice before dinner. Looking a bit cloudy, getting a little cool.
Date:03/29/2003 at 4:17p
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Mike trying to find his ball. Getting a log darker.
Date:03/29/2003 at 4:17p
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Chris asking what causes the streaks in the sky. Can we spell R-A-Y-N? Yup, a bad spell of weather coming.
Date:03/29/2003 at 4:19p
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A bit of liquid sunsine for Chris, Gary, and Cody.
Date:03/29/2003 at 4:56p
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Well guys, pretty good so far, right?
Date:03/29/2003 at 4:57p
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Kyle and David tending their fire.
Date:03/29/2003 at 7:10p
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Dinner time at the Viper table, in the rain. None of the pictures taken that evening would display. The flash synch on the PowerShot A20 does not work well when temperatures drop around 40°
Date:03/29/2003 at 7:11p
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Panoramic of campsite at reville on 30-Mar-2003.
Date:03/30/2003 at 6:34a
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Breakfast time. Glen and John having a welcome cup of hot coffee. Water was boiling a few minutes prior. Warm now. Picutre is a bit fuzzy because a constant drizzle messes the camera lens. Temperature is about 30.
Date:03/30/2003 at 7:19a
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Breakfast with the Viper Patrol. David is grinning but Kit a bit tired, perhaps because high winds and rain kept snapping the tarps loudly and the cold rain made the night a noisy one.
Date:03/30/2003 at 7:42a
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ASM Ben stretching with coffee in hand. The spots are snow flakes.
Date:03/30/2003 at 7:54a
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A wide shot of the campsite. Ground is getting mushy.
Date:03/30/2003 at 7:56a
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Turning to the right. Notice the puddles.
Date:03/30/2003 at 7:56a
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About an hour later. Rain is now a driving snow.
Date:03/30/2003 at 8:32a
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Kyle packing up. First campout with T1501, his birthday. What a strange way to celebrate. So tell me, Kyle, how many times has it snowed on your birthday? How many times were you camping in that snow?
Date:03/30/2003 at 8:33a
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Campsite almost cleared of gear. Temperature in low 30 range. Snow is heavy, wet and very cold.
Date:03/30/2003 at 9:08a
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David, in search of his dad.
Date:03/30/2003 at 9:08a
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Getting hard to see.
Date:03/30/2003 at 9:08a
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Getting hard to see.
Date:03/30/2003 at 9:08a
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John waiting for Troop to finish loading up.
Date:03/30/2003 at 9:32a
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SM Tony drove his van. Snow kept building up and sliding off.
Date:03/30/2003 at 9:32a
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AMS Ben car had a similar problem.
Date:03/30/2003 at 9:32a
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AMS Ben car had a similar problem. Notice the clear area to the left. Where I SHOULD have pitched my tent.
Date:03/30/2003 at 9:32a
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Derek ready to go. Date:03/30/2003 at 9:33a
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