On Sunday morning, June 14th, 18 scouts and 5 adults departed for the north Georgia mountains to spend a week at summer camp at Camp Rainey Mountain. CRM is the Northeast Georgia Council's summer camp located just outside the town of Clayton, Georgia.
Of the 18 scouts, most decided to fill their schedules with merit badge classes, but a few took part of the First Year Camper program, aptly named "The New Trail". One scout, Brandon, chose to participate in the "Gold Rush" program for older scouts. Considering the friends he made, we think he had an enjoyable week.
Taking advantage of the Memorial Day weekend, a group of 7 scouts and 6 adults headed north to Tennessee to visit and camp at Shiloh Military Park for 5 nights. We departed from the church early on Friday morning, stopping in Tupelo, Miss, for lunch en route to the campground to set up our home for the week.
On Saturday, June 28th, nine scouts and two leaders departed Lakeview’s parking lot destined for Camp Daniel Boone outside of Waynesville, North Carolina. This was Troop 371’s second time to attend camp at Boone in three summers, with 2012 being the first trip. However, this was the first time for everyone, leaders included.
Three scouts and two adults from Troop 371 attended the 2013 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. The National Scout Jamboree is an event that is celebrated approximately every four years. From 1981 through 2010, the Jamboree was held in Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC. The 2013 event was held for the first time on property owned by the Boy Scouts of America, now its new home, the Summit Bechtel Reserve (SBR), is a huge playground, adjacent to the New River Gorge National Recreation Area, filled with thousands of acres for exploration by its visitors.
Camp Daniel Boone in North Carolina was our summer destination in 2012.