Thursday, October 19, 2017

BTOW17: The Campfire!

After the Hancock Dinner, we had a traditional Boy Scout Campfire.  Each patrol had to sing a song, and put on a skit.  Even ASM Joseph B. got up and told some bad jokes!  

Acting SM Dan C.

Josh the Younger answer the trivia questions.  He won a sticky bun!

ASM John H. asking the trivial trivia questions

ASM Jack M. talking about the hike on Death Canyon.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

BTOW17: Hancock Memorial Dinner

One of the traditions of Troop 466 is the Hancock Memorial Dinner, hosted by our former Scoutmaster, Dr. Dan.   The troop has come off the day before of the one or two night overnight, and this is the chance for the troop to celebrate with a feast.

This year was a bit different, as Dr. Dan was not with us on the trip due to illness.  It was not quite the same. 

Baked Potatoes!

The Ancient One!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

BTOW17: A Slow Morning

Not every morning was a rush to get up, eat breakfast and then head out on the trail. Sometimes, we got up a little later and had a hardy breakfast.  Enjoy!!

The most important part of any Scout Leader breakfast!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

BTOW17: Granite Canyon (Part 3)

The next morning, we woke up, ate breakfast and had a couple of visitors:  a Moose (mother) and her calf.  There was a very well established animal trail, just outside of the campsite and it seems they were just as startled as we were, when they came down the trail and saw the guys cooking breakfast.  They then trotted off across the river to the other side.

On the way up, we spotted a black marmot getting some sunlight.  Wouldn't you know it, on the way the the darn thing was taking sun in the same exact spot!

Having Breakfast!

The Black Marmot!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

BTOW17: Granite Canyon (Part 2)

Well, after a couple of hours of hiking up Granite Canyon, we found a site marked "campsite" and decided that this would be it.  We were all tired and wet.   We made camp, ate dinner and then went to sleep.  

Our Campsite by the River

Friday, September 29, 2017

BTOW17: Granite Canyon Hike

Four Scouts and four Scouts hiked into Granite Canyon and then out the next day.   We started at Grand Teton Village, as parking at the Trail Head was closed due to road construction.  This added a bit to the hike.   

On the way up, we met a Park Ranger, who was a retired firefighter, who told us about his work.   It also rained and it made the hike up miserable, especially for the writer of this blog post.  We also had the problem of finding the group campsite, as the campsites were only marked "campsite."

We had lunch and are now getting ready to hike up the trail!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

BTOW17: Making the Best of a Rainy Day

While the older Scouts were out on Death Canyon and Cascade Canyon, we decided to visit both the Jenny Lake Visitor Center and the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center.

The Weather Board for July 25th at Jenny Lake Visitor Center.

Craig Thomas Visitor Center
Conrad S. taking the oath as a Junior Ranger!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

BTOW17: The All American Passtime!

While most of the older scouts were out hiking Death Canyon and Cascade Canyon, the younger Scouts one afternoon decided to play a little baseball.  Here are some of the photos from that fun afternoon!

Notice the baseball bat.

Asst. SM Joseph S. was telling us all about how baseball was played over 150 years ago.  I mean, he was there.

How did the bat wind up in the tree?

The batter is up!