Monday, 27 June 2011

Boy Scout Camp

This year we tried out the Boy Scout Day Camp. It is the first time I have done a camp for my children in over 3 years for various reasons. I know the woman who organized this camp and after talking with her, I thought it might be a safe environment in which to try another Day Camp. I volunteered to be an adult helper so I could be there for my children should it become too much for them. Although we did have to leave early one day, all in all, both kids did well and they got to try out some new skills.

Learning how to care for the US flag which included folding it properly and putting it on a flag pole and taking it down. Kids learned that the US flag should never touch the ground

Lots of sport activities in large and small groups.

Learning to tie knots

I learned that my children have no upper arm strength something for us to work on at home.

Sling shot practice, first time my kids have ever held a sling shot

BB gun practice, again first time my kids have ever held any type of gun. I don't even allow play guns in the house.

We weren't able to do archery because every time they brought out the bows and arrows it rained:(

Lots of team building activities. It should be noted that 6 and 7 year old really have no clue about team work, and it wasn't just my kid:)

Lots of learning activities. The kids learned about seeds, built a bird house, learned about the color wheel and so much more.

Camp lasted all week and the kids and I were totally exhausted. We had a lot of fun. While we still have some work to do with my youngest I thought it went well considering. Looking forward to next year.

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  1. Wow, all those activities look awesome! (Though I would have been a bit unnerved about the bb gun thing—no guns in our house either). What a great experience for your kids—a whole week of happy Busy! Your pictures show your adventure off beautifully.

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  3. Glad you had a great time! My son and husband have many fond memories of their Cub Scout camping trips too! Looks like everyone was kept busy with so many fun activities! Clicked a vote for you!

  4. That looks like so much fun! I didn't know that girls could do Boy Scout Camp??? I'm glad to see them learning how to handle the flag. So many people don't know how to handle the flag properly. People will get all patriotic and want to fly flags, but then leave a flag out overnight with no lights or anything. They don't realize that they are actually disrespecting the flag that way.

  5. Thanks for stopping by TC30! Come again. sounds like you and the boys had a blast!

  6. I was in cub scouting and scouting for years so I am very familiar with day camps. It is amazing how much children can learn in these fun day camps.
    I loved reading the post and the pictures; many memories came back of working with 8 to 11 year old boys with scouting badges.
    Way fun!

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