Scouts go on extra special campout

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Eagle Point’s Boy Scout Troop 48 recently went on a 5 day campout. They were fortunate enough to go to the beautiful Beekman Ridge Archery Range in Butte Falls.

Mike and Liz Stritenberg were gracious hosts and a great time was had by all. The boys were able to learn archery skills and then shoot one of the best 3D archery courses in the state. They were also able to canoe and fish. Fly fishing and fly tying were among the skills they learned. For many it was their first time at catching a fish. Woodcarving was a great hit as well.

Some of the youth along with several adults climbed to the top of Mt. McLoughlin as a side trip. Some spent their first night out alone in the woods as part of their Wilderness Survival merit badge.

There were about 50 people for each meal and the camp cook did a great job. Saturday night was Luau night and a whole pig was roasted, a first for many of us. Root beer floats were served daily in the camp store, (I do believe some had more than one per day). 

Scouting is very much alive in Eagle Point and Troop 48 proved it at Beekman Ridge. A great adventure for all with memories to last a lifetime.

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