Camping Anyone?

By: Casey Robinson on Nov 1, 2013 | Categories: General, Clubs


The boy scouts took their first camping trip on the weekend of 12-13 October 2013. This trip is the "shakedown" trip that introduces new members of the troop to the old members. The trip also gives an opportunity to see what's inside the scout trailer, and to make a list of things needed for the scout year. Traditionally, this trip happens at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, thanks to the help from the director, Joanna Craig. Lachlan Burke's mother, Kristina McLean, and Christine Simonson, the scoutmaster's wife and committee member, were also on hand. As part of the adventure, LTC Simonson took the troop for a tour of the haunted sites and houses at night (no, we didn't see anything), and then to the Historic Quaker Cemetery on Sunday morning. Interesting discussions included how Quakers buried their dead (with no gravemarkers or other signs of "ostentatiousness"), why there are so many gravesites with small children (disease unchecked by vaccinations, unclean water, etc.), why so many VFW markers are on various graves (WW I veterans), and how you know there were visitors to a Jewish gravesite (smooth pebbles on the marker stone).