Mackinaw Canoe

Canoeing Camp Squanto

Saturday, September 18 -
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Camp Squanto
Plymouth, MA

Event Info

Troop 54 travelled to Camp Squanto in the Myles Standish State Forest for canoeing, kayaking and camping. We had our largest campout contingent in years with 18 Scouts, four leaders and two other parents.

We brought four canoes and three kayaks, carried on and in our vehicles. It can get cold this time of year around here, but the weather was perfect! The Scouts moved most of our gear across the pond by canoe, in several trips. A few of us hiked around to the Agawam camp site. Once we had camp set up, there was time for more boating for fun and even a bit of fishing.

The three patrols practiced easy camp cooking, while the adults enjoyed an example of precision foil cooking by ASM Keith MacNeal.

Camp Squanto is in the heart of cranberry growing country so we saw lots of cranberry bogs on the way in. Those of us who hiked around the pond saw one working cranberry bog up close (almost harvest time). The three patrols practiced easy camp cooking, while the adults enjoyed an example of precision foil cooking by ASM Keith MacNeal.

This being our first time at Camp Squanto as a troop, we took a hike around the camp on Sunday.

Photos by: Joshua Froimson

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