Monday July 5th
by Hal L.
Today was our first full day in Camp. Some find the Camp experience
satisfactory, while others are disappointed. One of the Cobras got sick
several times during dinner, but is feeling OK now.
The scouts are finding their classes, and all are enjoying them. So far
the favorite instructor is "Captain Howdy", who teaches Geology
Though most of the troop is in high spirits, some are starting to feel
the pangs of homesickness.
Overall people are having fun and the camp sprit is high. A lot of the
scouts will come home with new nicknames given by the counselors or fellow
It has been a good first day and we are looking forward to the rest of
Breakfast - scrambled eggs, biscuits, gravy, grits, cereal, OJ, and
Lunch - BBQ chicken on a bun, chips, baked beans, apple sauce,
coleslaw, potato salad, milk, and Kool-Aid.
Dinner - pork loin, rice, gravy, carrots, green beans, cake, rolls,
milk, and tea.
Tuesday July 6th
This night was the Scoutmaster Supper. The leaders were treated to
steak and a low-country boil with shrimp, sausage, corn, and potatoes. For
dessert there was cobbler and ice cream.
The scouts had dinner in the mess hall and had chicken pot pie. Most
Scoutmasters had camp counselors watch over their Troops. Troop 485 put
Jordan and Josh were in charge of the Troop for the evening with the
leaders away. Our two Senior Patrol leaders for the week did a great job.
When the leaders returned everything was quiet in camp and most of the
boys were in bed early. Not many Scouts wait for the 10 PM taps.
Thursday July 8th
by Raymond F.
The food here is bad, but getting better and better each day. Breakfast
is the best meal, but the eggs are watery. Lunch is okay. We get chicken
nuggets a lot as a side dish with our meal.
Last night five of us missed the best peach cobbler ever. We had to
sleep over night in a shelter for Wilderness Survival merit badge. The
leaders did bring us some of the left-over ice cream. It was melted, but
it was good. We shared with all of the scouts in our class.