REPORTING · 29th May 2010
Scouts and Ventures from Smithers, Terrace and Kitimat gathered over the long weekend for the annual camp, Totem Trails, a tradition which goes back to the 50’s. This year, the camp was hosted by Kitimat at Radley Park.
The camp consisted of several challenges, such as building a small fire in a tin pie plate, cannon races, and constructing camp craft gadgets using bamboo poles, tarps and thick rubber bands. On Saturday, Kitimat Search and Rescue’s Bob McLeod came out to talk about hiking safety and bear safety.
The Scouts hiked from Coho Flats to Radley park along the Fisherman’s Trail. The old growth forest coupled with the river made for, what one Scouter described as some of the best scenery he had ever seen. In addition, the scouts took in the new pool on Saturday.
The weather held all weekend and the Scouts had a good time. If there was a theme to this camp, it was community. Special thanks go to the District of Kitimat’s crew at Radley Park, Bob McLeod and Scouter Geoff McFarlane, the Camp Chief.
At the end of the camp, Kitimat Scouts Alexander and Lorenzo Marrello
The Cannon races, Disasembled your cannon, run a course, build them, race to the finish and yell BOOM!!!!
Scouts and Ventures alike struggle to make fire in a more compact environment then they are used too
Camp crafts involved making a shelter, a table and a special table built with a tripod.