Mike M., Alex S., Sam N.,
Evan M., Brandon B.,
Brandon M., Oliver P.
Jim Derrane, Brian Pratt
Special thanks to Brandon B. for taking the pictures
and movies, and to John Koslosky for the commentary.
Jim Derrane did a great job working on lashing and
orienteering. This benefitted 5 scouts not yet First Class.
Camp Sitrin is a great place. It reminds me a lot of
Camp Ballou. It's in the same neighborhood, roughly speaking, and has
some nice fields suitable for tenting, one large pavilion, a small
pavilion, a pond and a babbling brook. The kids had a great time
sledding too. Toasty's chili came out okay (instead of real bratwursts,
his mom bought hot dogs, sliced them up and put in chili) but he did the
prep himself, big plus.
Had a great fire in an above-ground 55 gallon drum contraption
similar to the one we own. This is a great little camp and I'm hoping we
can use it frequently.
We left Camp Sitrin Saturday night at 6pm. A
nice little fire was still going in the firedrum. Lots of coals and a
few logs still afire. Decided to leave the firedrum out (rather than
douse the fire and put the firedrum back under the pavilion) and come
back Sunday to put it in its rightful place. Brian Pratt volunteered to
come back with me and lend a hand. Got up there at 12:30 Sunday and the
coals were still HOT. We could have very easily started another fire. I
was shocked to discover that the fire was still hot even after 18 hours.
Just another learning experience care of Troop 14.