With everyone healthy and COVID-tested, Troop 30 traveled to Yawgoog Scouting Reservation for a week of serious fun, a lot of merit badges and an appearance from a dinosaur.
Yawgoog is a very large and more-than-a-century-old camp. It’s actually three camps, with Troop 30 staying at Sandy Beach, the newest of all camps. That’s a quick explainer to show you the achievements of this very young troop — 75% of our campers are first-year scouts.
-Took first and second place in the All-Yawgoog regatta
-Took fourth and fifth place in the mile footrace across all three camps
-Had two scouts complete the mile swim
-Won the Sandy Beach basketball shootout
-Competed in the Sandy Beach superhero costume contest
All our scouts passed the beginner swimming test, even the two who came to camp as non-swimmers. Ten passed the BSA swim test, a first-class rank requirement.
Troop 30 scouts earned merit badges in everything from archery to riffle shooting to orienteering. It has been a fantastic week.