Yawgoog 2023

The Scouts had a great time at Yawgoog this year. Although the week was cut a bit short they were able to complete a ton of merit badges. 106 merit badges and over 200 segments!! The scouts also won Troop of the Week! They were loud and singing and chanting which made the camp feel like it should. We are extremely proud of these boys. See some of our fun pics below!

Welding Merit Badge

This past Wednesday a group of boys completed the welding merit badge requirements. They learned how to grind and weld and all about the safety of these actions. They joined metal pieces together and also welded our Troop 121 name into a piece of steel. Our very own scout Jared taught his mates how to do this after he advertised the merit badge to them and told them how fun it was. With the leader’s looking on Jared went through every step with his fellow scouts. Great Job Jared!

Backpacking 2023

This year a group of boys are going to attend the high adventure camp at Philmont. This is an intense program for boys over the age of 14. They learn to backpack and hike and exist in the wild. Philmont requires scouts to pack and carry their gear instilling principles of leave no trace and the outdoor code and of course the scout oath and law. Our boys have been training and this year have completed a couple of backpacking trips. They will do another in April 2023 so they can pack their gear and get a feel for what the adventure will be like. As a bonus the younger scouts will also be able to train with them and learn what it is like for when they come of age.

Camp Yawgoog 2023 Upcoming

Each year the boys have the opportunity to attend a week long overnight camp at Camp Yawgoog. This year is no different. We will have around 20 scouts attend and there they are able to unplug from technology and learn life-long skills. They get to connect with friends from their community and other communities and enlist teamwork. With friendly competitions, merit badge schedules, troop events and themes Camp Yawgoog provides them an experience that is hard to beat. Our scouts spend some of their year fundraising and applying for grants to be able to experience camp. We look forward to another great year and don’t forget to come back and see our regular updates!