This entire page was created by Oliver P. (with only
slight help from Mr. I., and Mr. P.)
Troop 14's yearly trip to camp Russell was entertaining as always.
We stay at camp Russell mess hall where we play board games, snack,
and play outside in the snow. Though this year there was not much
snow on the ground. Also we usually sleep on the tables at night but
Camp Russell made a new rule against it so we put together some
benches and slept like that.
We also had some special guest come up with us, Mr.
Ivory's dog, Trip, and my dog, Nola. Everyone enjoyed the dogs.
though out the 3 days we were there, there were various board games
to play such as chess, checkers, go, speed stack, risk, poker, or my
favorite Catan. I enjoyed it so much I bought it soon after the
We had to cook our own meals. We had pancakes and
sausage, Rubins and Monte Christos, and the McKoen family recipe for
Chicken Riggies, along with plenty of snacks and drinks for in
On the second day we went Geocaching. we were able
to find it pretty quickly, and continued walking for a while. We
walked to another nearby camp and threw rocks at the frozen lake.
When the rocks hit the lake it made this strange noise like a sci-fi
laser sound. We all stuck around that area for a while throwing
rocks at the lake, while others took huge chunks of ice from the
The board games and snacks would last until late at night. Then we
would go to bed when we woke up on 2nd day, it was nice with no
rush, just get up and eat. But the last day we would have the usual
get up, pack up, eat which is so common on camping trips before
leaving. Camp Russell is fun as it is every year, and is why it is
considered one of the best campout of the year in my opinion.