This campout involves the local troops coming together to host a collaborative event at Teetertown Ravine Nature Preserve where local Cub Scouts come and see what Boy Scouting is all about. The Boy Scouts generally camp from Friday night until Sunday morning, but the Cub Scouts and their families usually arrive in the morning on Saturday, with many choosing to also sleepover.
Every year, the activity/theme changes. Sometimes we do round robins where we teach first aid, knots, and other scout skills. Other years we do an orienteering course and have the scouts use orienteering skills to go on a hike. For several years running, though, Troop 236 has constructed a monkey bridge out of rope and logs for the Cub Scouts to traverse with the assistance of older scouts.
At the end of the day Saturday, troops face off in the famous Chili Cook-off, which was replaced in the 2010s when the troops introduced a Dutch Oven Dessert Competition. Although, Troop 236 still famously makes extra spicy “Armageddon” chili. Then, after dinner, we all enjoy cobbler and other desserts, in addition to a nighttime campfire of skits and songs led by the Boy Scouts for the Cub Scouts and their families (and fellow Boy Scouts).
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