Monday, August 23, 2010

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Whispering Rock--04 AUG 2010

The Whispering Rock
“The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light.”
Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88.

Evening Schedule
4:30 Slip 'n' Slide (Parade Field)
5:45 Assembly/Retreat (Parade Field)
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Water Carnival (Aquatics) and Scoutmaster v. Staff Softball (Activity Field)
8:30 Video Game Night (Bowman)

Do you know who the Dining Hall is dedicated to?

Horseshoes Challenge
Troop 36 had an impressive showing of sportsmanship as they joined Pooh for the Horseshoe Challenge. But alas the team of Garith & Greg beat the team of Rich and Pooh. Although Pooh lost he was grateful for the fun time and congratulates Troop 36 on a job well done.

The resort survived the American Civil War and continued to draw Virginia's elite. It changed owners several times until, in 1919, it was purchased by Fred Glaize, Sr. and Lee Herrellin who tore down several buildings and the original wing of the hotel. The resort continued to lose business until 1944 when the Glaize Family sold the resort to the Shenandoah Area Council.

Today's Pooh Challenge: Archery
Today the brave of heart can meet with our fearless camp director in an attempt to best him with the bow and arrow. Meet at the Archery Range at 1 pm if you are courageous enough to accept the challenge!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Whispering Rock--03 AUG 2010

The Whispering Rock
“We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.”
Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 90. South wind around 7 mph.

Evening Schedule
4:30 Are You Smarter Than a Scout (For leaders at Dinning Hall)
5:45 Assembly/Retreat (Parade Field)
6:00 Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 Ultimate Frisbee & Orienteering Course
9:00 OA Social (Dinning Hall)
10:30 Astronomy Outpost (Starts on Parade Field, then proceeds to Chapel Hill to spend the night.)

Polar Bear Plunge!
For the daring and brave at heart only! Tomorrow morning (Wednesday) from 6:00 to 6:15 you are welcome to take an invigorating dip in Miller Lake during the Polar Bear Plunge. Just remember to bring a towel for afterward and that this is a plunge, not a free swim. We hope to see you there!

Rock Enon Springs Resort was built up around a mineral water spring and was originally called Capper Springs after an early settler, John Capper. In 1856,William Marker bought the property and built a hotel to accommodate guests at the springs. During the mid-19th century, it became very popular as a place for people to heal various ailments by soaking in the spring's "medicine" waters.

Are You Brave Enough to Accept the Pooh Challenge?
Over the course of this week, our fearless Camp Director will accept any leaders that wish to challenge him in a variety of skills. To the winner goes the glory and praise in this periodical.

  • Tuesday – Horseshoes – 1pm – Akela Lodge
  • Wednesday – Archery – 1pm – Archery Range
  • Thursday – CRE Golf – 3pm – Trading Post (make your own clubs from natural materials)

Today's Meals

  • Tuesday Lunch: Cold Cut Sandwiches Chips Fruit
  • Tuesday Dinner: Spaghetti Mixed Vegetables Applesauce Bread Sticks
  • Wednesday Breakfast: Pancakes Bacon Cereal Milk Fruit Juice