TROOP 1128 July 2018 GOSHEN SUMMER CAMP
340 Millard Burke Memorial Hwy, Goshen, VA 24439
July 7-14, 2018
The Troop attended Camp Bowman this summer with 64 scouts and 13 adults. Camp Bowman is one of five scout camps at Goshen Scout Reservation and one of the few scout camps left in the United States that still allows patrol cooking. The scouts cooked every meal themselves for the entire week. The Troop was led by Senior Patrol Leader Ryan and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Augie. The Patrol Leaders were:
Arctic Wolves – Brian
Bison – Bobby
Bobwhite – Eric
Sharks – Ishan
Vikings – Kyle
Zues – Michael
Other Troop Leaders included:
Troop Guide – Patrick
Troop Guide – Joshua
Troop Guide – Simon
Troop Quartermaster – Colin
Troop 1128 normally returns to site 3 & 8 every year. This year, in honor of Mr. Leggett retiring as the Troop Scoutmaster and his dedication to bringing Troop 1128 to Camp Bowman every year, Goshen Scout Reservation allowed our Troop to dedicate and rename one of our regular campsites Camp Leggett. Star Scout Eric served as master of ceremonies for the event.
The Troop provides advancement training every year for new scouts to attain rank of Tenderfoot and possibly Second Class and for second year scouts to earn the rank of First Class. In years past this training was primarily conducted by the adult leaders. A shift occurred this year with Star and Life Scouts stepping up and providing a significant portion of the training for our New Scout Program.
Our swimmers showed their stuff this year. Normally Troop 1128 has a contingent of swimmers that return home midweek for one evening to participate in a swim meet. Since that did not happen this year we had six scouts participate and earn the mile swim badge. Ryan, Max, Eric, Nick, Chris, and Charlie all completed three practice swims and the final mile swim. Our Troop represented about a third of the scouts at Camp Bowman that week and we represented six out of eight scouts total that earned the Mile Swim Badge!
Troop 1128 built a giant chess board as a service project for Camp Bowman this year. This was a large project made successful with the planning, supervision and skill of two dedicated assistant scoutmasters. ASM Hertzler and ASM Jackman put in countless hours on the project and kept many scouts engaged as they had free time between training and merit badges. The final project will remain a distinct part of Camp Bowman for years to come.
Overall, we had a successful, safe, healthy, relatively incident free summer camp. Troop 1128 represented itself in the best light with the high participation in the mile swim, the extensive service project, and the good behavior in camp. The scouts earned a total of 180 merit badges and 28 rank advancements.
Adult Leaders: SM Englund, ASM Anderson, ASM DaBaldo, ASM Edgerly, ASM Enos, ASM Gearhart, ASM Hartman, Mr Hertzler, Mr Hollis, Mr Jackman, TCM Marschoun, TCM McMenamin, ASM Shivnen, TCM Sugianto