Boy Scout troop Model Camp at Midway Village May 21
Boy Scout Troop 23 will hold its annual Model Camp Saturday, May 21, at Midway Village Walking Path, Guilford Road, Rockford.
The display and demonstrations will begin at 1 p.m. and run through 3 p.m.
On display will be the BSA Troop’s camping gear, a handmade wood strip canoe, cooking demonstrations, as well as brief demonstrations of scout skills including knots, lashings and first aid.
Scouts from Troop 23 will construct an entrance to the camp using cut saplings and rope. The 8- to 10-foot-high entry will consist of two tripod supports with extensions and one cross piece.
The troop is inviting all local Cub Scout dens, Webelo packs, as well as any interested party. Coffee and cookies will be provided.
Troop 23 has long been known as the “Canoeing Troop.” Besides dozens of trips to Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota, the troop also builds wood strip canoes. Since 1996, the troop has made three wood strip canoes. In addition, each boy and adult who goes on the high adventure trip to Boundary Waters makes his or her own bent-shaft paddle. The paddles and a canoe will be on display for the public at the equipment review at the Midway Village Walking Path.
For more information, contact James Hearne at (779) 348-2326 or Brian Berridge at (815) 289-2528.
From the May 18-24, 2011 issue
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