Ingersoll Scout Reservation

Lake Roberts

A small band of our Crew spent a lovely weekend at our council Boy Scout Camp, Ingersoll Scout Reservation in London Mills.  We were supposed to tent camp but at the last moment we got an upgrade to a new and improved campsite.  Tent camping was quickly left behind as we drew near to the luxury of Buckskin.  The Crew was asked to try out Buckskin’s platform four-man cabins.  Let us just say they were pretty fancy.  If you think platform tents are nice you need to try out the platform cabins!

the AMAZING platform cabins

Our merry little band ate like kings!  Chicken stir fry, delicious bacon, eggs and fried potato wedges, and a killer dinner of fresh fried fish from Lake Roberts with fried sweet potato chips!  There is nothing more satisfying than having dinner of a fresh catch of fish!  Outdoor fried sweet potato chips just have an extra special taste of flavor, one that cannot be ignored. Enjoying meals around the campfire is the absolutely best way to enjoy dinner!

frying the day’s catch

before they were dinner

yep, ate the whole batch

Now it might seem like all we did was eat the whole weekend but we were active too.  Fishing was the mainstay but tromps through the woods were in order and one crazy nut spent a half an hour in the FREEZING creek.  Making  sure we had to time for a service project was also squeezed in between the rain.  And we can’t forget the turtles.  Someone, who will remain nameless, terribly wants a turtle of his own and decided to see how many he could find.  Now just a little sidebar: No turtles were harmed or mistreated this fine rainy weekend.  One turtle, Franklin, quickly found its place in our hearts.  While they only remained with us for a short while, Franklin the Venture Crew 91 Turtle will always be our friend.

the crazies

our turtle friends

yes, he was crazy enough

service projecting


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