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Granny

Granny is one of those Many Point gems that sparkles in who she is as a person as well as what she contributes to Many Point Scout Camp. Granny is the source of those fantastic carmel and cinnamon rolls that make every breakfast a treat at Many Point. She is also the source of that great Granny bread! Granny has worked at Many Point for twenty-three years and goes through about two an a half tons of flour a summer! In her time at Many Point, that is about fifty-eight tons of flour!!! Troops love Granny and her name is mentioned every week on the adult leader feedback forms.

The View is Worth the Climb

Many Point’s fire tower sets it apart from other Scouting camps in the US. The tower looms 100 feet in the air, and Scouts challenge themselves mentally and physically by climbing 136 steps to gain a unique aerial view of the lake and camp. While in the cabin at the top, Scouts identify different sub-camps, other lakes in the area, and wave and yell to people below who did not want to make the climb. On a clear day, Scouts can even spot the Tulaby fire tower in the distance. Often, there is a sense of vindication at the top because Scouts conquer their fear of heights by making the trek.

Ironman!

Yesterday Scouts, adult leaders and staff participated in the weekly Ironman competition as participants swim, canoe and run a predetermined distance. The very nice thing about this competition is that everyone is a winner! At Many Point the focus is on growing, as a Scout tries new things and gets a little better with each effort. Spectators along the route and at the finish line cheer just as hard or harder for the person that comes in last as they do for the person that comes in first.

CITs

It is week 3 for camp, and the counselors-in-training are past the halfway point of their experience here. Already they are becoming a part of the staff. From a CIT playing the violin at an opening campfire to another CIT getting beginners comfortable in the water through games, the future of Many Point is shining bright.

 
The CITs have completed their second week of being in camps, and many have already expressed their disappointment at having to leave before the end of the summer. Many of the staff also do not want to leave, even when camp ends.

Loon Count

Yesterday (July 6th, 2011) the Scouts, the staff and the Family Camp campers participated in the annual Loon count of Many Point Lake. We have been working with the Minnesota State DNR and this program for twenty years as we join with Loon counters throughout the state. The count goes on even though the state in shut down.

2012 Campsite Chart Available

Check out the 2012 Campsite Availability Chart by going to the Reservations and Fees page of this website.  Click on the 2012 Reservations button beneath the picture.  Once on the page, follow the instructions to view the site availability.

New Many Point Video

Check out the new Many Point video on the Virtual Tour portion of this site or on our YouTube page.  It is so awesome you'll want to show it to a friend!

Many Point Rendezvous

Many Point is always inventing new programs to get scouts and adults involved all over camp.  Tonight was the First Annual Many Point Rendezvous were scouts and adults participated in a ton of activities. Scouts and adults from all sub camps got involved at the beach, log rolling, or learning how to shear lash at Outdoor Skills.  One of the most popular places at the Rendezvous was the climbing tower, where scouts learned how to be lumberjacks.  With each activity scouts could earn points for their respective camp, at the end of the night scouts from each camp battled in a camp v.

Floating on Water

Scouts are busy finding adventure all over the lake swimming, fishing, as well as sail-boarding.  Sail Boarding is a fairly challenging activity, scouts have to balance on there board while lifting the sail to catch the wind just right.  Most of the time, this is a challenge since there is either a strong or weak wind.  Just like sailing the scouts have to switch side as they change directions.  But once you catch the wind, you can travel across an entire bay of Many Point Lake in no time at all.

A New Frontier

Innovation is one of the most important parts of Many Point.  We believe that our success is our ability to be flexible and change with the changing needs of scouts and scouters that come to camp every season.  This year Many Point started a Frontier Outpost, where scouts learn the basics of logging, branding, and building in the Frontier of the 1800′s.  Scouts enter a land in the past. William Thompson and Fred Peake are your guides through Frontier, the will give you all the knowledge and tools to begin your adventure.

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