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Raven Knob Webelo Inventational

posted Oct 5, 2014, 7:14 PM by Jim Black   [ updated Jan 21, 2015, 6:18 PM by Joe Scout ]

February 21-23
Raven Knob Campout (Webelo 2's Invitational)
Fifteen scouts attended this trip and approximately 10 Webelos.   

Note: I was not able to attend this trip because it was rescheduled due to weather, so this is based on my prior experience from Raven’s Knob and interviews of a couple Scouts that went.

The Raven Knob campout is always a fun campout!  We sleep in Adirondacks (basically a three-sided wooden structure), with about 3 to 4 other people.  We generally go on a hike up the mountain (I think the distance is about 2 miles?), and then slide down the ‘fire escape’.  It’s really fun, because the fire escape is pretty dense with foliage.  I always love to go down the escape.  After the hike (which is in the morning), we hang out, play games, learn Boy Scout things (like teaching the Webelos different knots, and rank advancement requirements). Sometimes, we have fire building competitions, or tug-of-war contests!  Then in the night, while the adults cook the food, we just play games like soccer, or hide-n-go- seek.

This campout is basically a weekend to let the Webelos that may be crossing over to Scouts, see what being in Boy Scouts is like.  It gives them a little exposure to how our campouts usually go and gives them a “feel” for being in Scouts.  We hope it helps them make a more informed decision about staying in Scouting!

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Ethan Miracle

2014-02 Raven Knob


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