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Campfire Lights

Experiencing a closing campfire is a great ending to a week at Many Point.  Laughing with friends, planning skits and getting awards presented.  However, there is always a different way to view a campfire so I decided to take timed exposures of the campfire and the events following.

Fishing

Connor and Sam were fishing near Voyageur beach when Connor started reeling a fish in.  The first catch of the day was a good one so Connor wanted to keep at it.  Just as soon as Connor cast his line another fish was ready to be caught. Connor reeled the fish in, it was a nice big sunny another great catch for the day.  The scouts and adults continued to fish as the sun began to set another sunny day at Many Point Scout Camp.  The scouts and adults traded places to see which fishing spot was the best, as well as trading fishing lures, tips and tricks.

KMPC is “on the air”

KMPC AM1610 is the “on the air” and ready for our broadcasts for the summer.  Everyday scouts work together to write and preform their original radio broadcasts.  Scouts are challenged with writing a program for their target audience,their fellow scouts and leaders in camp.  With some material provided, scouts are introduced to the basics of radio broadcasting.  Scouts learn how to prepare news stories, weather reports, camp activities updates and more.  The experiences that scouts have in Radio Merit Badge, will help them discover talents they never thought they had.

Adventure on the Water

It is always fun taking a canoe trip onto Many Point Lake, but when you get to take photos of all the fun scouts are having it sometimes becomes a challenge to get all the shots at once.  However, on a busy friday afternoon I was able to catch scouts finishing their kayaking trip, some distance sailors and the scouts on Huck Finn raft.  Scouts were excited to be out on the lake on a nice warm day, kayaking and meeting other boaters around the lake.  In each activity the scouts could not stop sharing their excitement with me as well as the other scouts participating.

FUN

Some days I feel like relaxing and just having some good old fashion fun. Scouts were having a blast jumping, swimming and canoeing in Flintlock bay, not worried about anything.  The sun was shinning, the water was at a perfect temperature and the scouts were ready to have a good time in the lake.  As I paddled my way out to the Huck Finn raft, scouts were anticipating me taking pictures of some sweet jumps off the raft.  Sometimes you do not need a book, or lesson plan, you just need a big raft and a lot of water to have some FUN!

Digging for Knowledge

The scouts in archeology were on a mission to dig up artifacts for Archeology Merit Badge.  The challenge today was they only had thirty minutes to find all the artifacts, log the information and sort the artifacts.  The scouts needed to be organized to succeed today.  Many scouts started digging with excitement, but others cautioned them on damaging the artifacts, so they worked together to dig out the pit.  Two scouts volunteered to sift the dirt once others had dug it out into buckets.  Each bucket of dirt would be sifted carefully and anything left would be inspected.

Prepared

THE SCOUT IN THE PHOTOS IS MOCKED UP IN MAKEUP IT IS NOT A REAL INJURY

When You Are Older

When we are younger we learn many lessons, some we take for granted, for others it takes a little time before we realize what we learned. At Many Point lessons are learned through merit badges, troop activities, at campfires, cooking meals, or even while you eating meals. The lessons learned can be working with others, how to cook a meal well, or learning to ask for help.  As small as some of these lessons may seem now, scouts will realize when they are older that they were necessary.  Even adults learn new lessons at camp, a person never stops learning.

More than Fun and Games

Family Camp at Many Point is important to everything we do at camp. Providing a place where families can be close to each other, an interact with scouters as well as experience a unique outdoor program.   Today I got the chance to visit family camp during open swim time as well as in the evening.  Families coming together to enjoy board-games, card games, swimming, and some good old fashion family time.  These are the moments the Family Camp staff enjoy to be a part of.  Family is big part of Many Point, and we encourage you to look into our Family Camp program.

A Helping Hand

Scouts can learn a lot from staff and all the programs available at Many Point, but everyone needs help and support.  Adult leaders volunteer their time to help scouts travel to camp, assist with merit badges, support scouts during swimming tests, as well as be the scouts biggest cheerleader.  These are no small tasks, scouts and adults interact everyday at camp, but throughout the year as well.  This week I have been able to capture some great moments of adults teaching scouts, to swim, helping them with fishing knots as well as just taking the time to listen.

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