New Scout Campout

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Mar 102014
 

Fourteen of our new scouts had a great weekend campout. Here they are first erecting a flagpole and then practicing their flag ceremony. We discovered that one of the littlest scouts has the biggest command voice. Lots of fun, learning and bonding for the group.

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 Posted by at 8:20 pm
Mar 102014
 
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Scouts from Troop 386 worked together to prepare a VERY large and VERY distressed US Flag for a planned retirement on Monday, October 14, 2013 at Peace Lutheran Church in Edmond, OK. Each strip of the flag is over a foot wide with total dimensions of approximately 15 by 25. The folded triangle is approximately 4 ft long on each side. We’ll do the flag retirement as part of a special meeting planned for visiting Webelos Scouts and parents.

Aug 262013
 

Troop 386 has just selected a new group of scout leaders. The following boys were selected to serve over the next six months:

Senior Patrol Leader         Stephen D.

Assistant SPLs                  Brenner F, Alex F

Scribe                                Zane R.

Patrol Leaders                   Marcus L., Nate G, Kellen D., Nathan

Asst Patrol Leaders           Scotty C., Blake H., Zane R., Dalton H.

Quartermaster                   Matt P.

Den Chiefs                         Matt A,  Blake H

Chaplin Aide                      Jessie R.

Librarian                            Matthew K.

Service Projects                 Carter R.

Historian/Webmaster         Kellen D.

Eagle Coach                      Fred T.

Order of the Arrow Rep     Darren M.

Webelos Rep                     Travis B.

Congratulations new scout leaders!

 

Apr 022013
 

p1040352 Last Saturday, we went down to the Wichita mountains to do some rock climbing.  It was a glorious day – far better than the weatherman predicted.  Sunny and mid 80s with no wind; there aren’t many days like that in Oklahoma!  Thanks to Larry Gilliam and his helpers Thomas, Steve and Allison the event was safe and fun for everyone.

 

 

 

p1040362 Everyone was able to climb until tired.  We even had Scott Davey drive up from college to join in the fun.  He was able to climb “10 and 4″ (named after the position you need to put your legs to successfully climb the route) and even was the first to climb one of the routes there.  Due to this accomplishment, he had the honor of naming the route.  The official name is now “Charlie Horse”  after the pain he felt from contorting his leg in an unnatural position to complete the route.

 

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Matt’s highlight was finally getting to climb “10 and 4″. He clearly has a little bit of monkey in him.  Brenner was excited to go climbing for the first time ever.  Blake liked when he climbed up “Marlboro Man” and looked over to see his dad at the top of the “West Texas” route.

We finished up the day by eating at Meer’s.  It was a popular place but well worth the wait.  Great cobbler and homemade ice cream.  I can’t wait until our next climbing trip to the Wichitas.

 Posted by at 10:55 pm
Jan 262013
 
San Juan Islands

The site of our planned sea kayaking adventure

This summer we are planning a high adventure trip to the San Juan Islands of Washington.  This is one of the premier sea kayaking locations in the country with moderate weather, beautiful surroundings, protected waters and the chance to share the waters with some of the resident Orca pods in the area.

On January 21st, we had our first orginizational meeting. primarily to see who is going to be a part of the expedition.  For those who couldn’t make the meeting, I have placed the presentation on our youtube channel at http://youtu.be/mQjlKz9qVgs.  Go check it out. 

I also posted my favorite relevant videos at

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=FLXvXPD1-lTP1IMyi_7ZLdUA.  Over the next week or two we will need to firm up our trek membership.  Contact me if you are considering joining this great adventure.

 

 

 

 

 Posted by at 5:40 pm
Jan 232013
 

dsc_0103 It may be freezing outside but Summer Camp 2013 is right around the corner!  This year, we elected to stay in council and attend Slippery Falls Scout Ranch near Sulphur, OK.  This is a beautiful camp and gets better every year with new construction and new program areas.  The property is gorgeous, with a large lake, great rock formations, a beatiful forest and everyone’s favorite – the ‘Slippery Falls’ on Pennington Creek.

This camp is overflowing with activities, from their Cowboy Campfire to the famous blob at the lakeshore.  They also offer an incredible number of merit badges.  This include some that we’ve never seen such as kayaking, welding, and fly fishing.  They also offer up to six merit badges per camper.

Summer Camp should be great fun again this year.  Mark your calendar for June 23 – 29.  Sign ups will begin soon.  For more details, check out the leaders guide.

 Posted by at 10:07 pm
Dec 122012
 

img_2079 img_2067 img_2064 On the weekend of December 8th, 2012, Troop 386 conducted another Eagle Project, this one at Henderson Hills Baptist Church. The Project consisted of installing three recycled plastic benches at the churches’ recreation area. These replaced some regular wooden ones that definitely needed an upgrade.  The weather was cool, damp and cloudy but perfect working conditions.

 

Scouts in attendance were Aaron C., Blake H., Blake L., Matt A., Matt P., John A., and Steven D.  Adult leaders present were Joe D., Ken C., Sheldon L., Walter M., Larry D. and Bob A.  Mr. Swanson made an inspection visit while we were finishing up. Trudy A. brought some hot cocoa and coffee to drink, and some donuts to eat.

 

This was John A.’s Eagle Project, and he would like to thank everyone who came out to help.

Sep 242012
 

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This past weekend was the Eagle District 2012 Webelos Woods.  This year we hosted a group of Webelos from Pack 79.  On this campout, we taught them how to cook and even clean up afterwards.  All of the Webelos were able to take part in our skit at the Saturday night campfire.  They must have had fun because they were awake at 2 am telling scary stories and at 3:30 am playing flashlight tag in the camp.  Overall, they are all looking forward to becoming boy scouts.

 

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dscf3730 Our activity this year was First Aid.  We put up stations that included making first aid kits for the Webelos to take home.  Another highlight of the day was our fake wounds.  Utilizing the technique of moulage, we made some very real looking injuries and fooled many of the Webelos.  We used these fake wounds on arms and legs to teach the boys how to do first aid on these injuries.  Lastly, we put on “stretcher races” to teach them how to transport an injured person.  Overall, the first aid station was a huge success.

 

dscf3771 We had a lot of other fun activities.  First there was a “Snipe Hunt” for the Webelos. A friend from another troop played along, saying that he had seen a whole bunch of Snipes up on Jamboree hill.  We had them wait behind the shower building for the Snipe to come.  After a short delay, we ran out and scared them.  On Sunday morning, when breaking camp, we noticed a huge dead tree limb that had been struck by lightning and was dangling over the camp site.  To make the camp safe, we decided to pull it down.  We tied a long rope to it and pulled it down.  It made a big dent in the ground where it hit.  We were happy that we could make the camp safer for other scouts.

Blake H., John A., Blake L.