Showing posts from July, 2017

The 2017 Season Draws To A Close

A few folks from Troop 451 wended their way Northward to (among other things) participate in sixth session ceremonies. This session, the last of the 2017 camping season at Camp Geiger, many fewer Scouts attended camp and the tapping ceremony was correspondingly smaller though not subdued.  The descriptions I have written before still apply, if to fewer participants.

The size of the crowd notwithstanding, it was a great spectacle of pomp and circumstance. As is our wont, Our troop was well represented.

Those from Troop 451 in attendance were staffer Alex Adams (Runner Speaks With Man), Ben Bryant (Runner Coyote Mandan), Kevin R. Bryant (honorary Warrior Coyote Mandan), Elliot Covington (Keeper of the Sacred Bundle Iron Wheel), staffer Ellis Covington (KSB Little Iron Wheel), Richard Covington (Medicine Man Big Iron Wheel), Kaleb DiCiaccio (KSB Little Three Lakes), Mark DiCiaccio (Sachem Three Lakes), Andrew Gonzalez (Runner Little War Flight), staffer Ayrton Harried (Fire Builder Spiri…

Saturday morning, July 1st, 2017

We rose circa 6:15 this morning to strike camp and load up our gear. Assistant Scout Masters Chris Samson and Gary Lueking ably directed those Scouts who returned to camp after the closing fire last night. They disassembled and packed the Troop 451 gateway and the two dining covers that we erected last Sunday. Along with similar duties performed, these folks really gave us a big start on today's labors. Those of us who were occupied elsewhere last night offer a huge "Thank you!" for their good efforts.

Without the spur of an oncoming storm, packing up went more slowly this year than last but it nevertheless went well. Once our gear was appropriately stowed for the trip home, we broke our fast with the traditional Saturday morning cinnamon rolls for which the Camp Geiger kitchen is justly famous.

We attended closing ceremonies at 9:30. We were pleased to be recognized with the award for the Cleanest Campsite of the Session. We also tied for the Spirit award with Troop 21 …