ILST Camping Trip

Friday, December 6 -
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Chesterfield Scout Reservation
Chesterfield, MA

Event Info


Troop 54 traveled to Chesterfield Scout Reservation in Chesterfield, Massachusetts for our December camping trip. The troop used a cabin for this trip so it could work on Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops. This was the troop's first stay at Chesterfield.

We had seven Boy Scouts and four leaders participating.

Meals were cooked outdoors, with such traditional camp fare as Spam and eggs cooked on a camp stove and "Mountainman Breakfast" baked in a Dutch Oven. With fresh snow on the ground, the boys got in their first snowball fights of the season.

That Saturday afternoon, the troop took a break from training for a day trip to the Springfield Armory. The displays there not only covered the history of firearms but also provided some great examples and explanations of the industrialization of manufacturing. While there, two of the younger Scouts applied themselves to a fact-finding scavenger hunt to earn Junior Ranger badges.

This was our troop's sixtieth consecutive month with at least one overnight camping trip.

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