Summer camp was amazing!
We stayed at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch (SR2) for one week. During that week scouts participated in merit badges that were required by the troop as well as merit badges that interested them.
1st year scouts took Pioneering, Swimming, and Basketry merit badges. All three are required by the troop so they did not get to choose their merit badges, but they had a lot of extra time to explore camp, go to the trading post, sleep, or mess around with friends.
2nd year scouts took Life Saving, Kayaking or Canoeing merit badges and two other merit badges of their choice. Some of those choices were Fishing, Archery, Woodcarving, and many more.
3rd year scouts took Orienteering, Camping, and two merit badges of their choice, like Horsemanship and Rifle Shooting. During the Orienteering merit badge, scouts participated in an orienteering race where Charlie O. and Jackson M. got 1st place, winning the golden compass. Scouts also had the choice during free time to participate in extra merit badges.
4th year scouts are “Dudes” and spent the days on the lake Sailing, Skiing, Motor boating, and Standup Paddleboarding.
After dinner on two days scouts got to participate in blobbing and the troop free swim. Scouts also got hats, cups, and whatever they wanted branded with the SR2 logo.
I personally think that the food was pretty good and the staff were very enthusiastic. I can’t wait till we go next year to experience it again. ~~~RES~~~