Memorial Day Weekend
By Tyler H.
Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend at 8 o’clock, Troop 412 met at the Olathe cemetery to help put up American flags next to the grave stones of military veterans. We did this in celebration of Memorial Day. We had a good turnout of scouts. At least 8 scouts attend as well as some parents also. It took a little over an hour to put all the flags where they were supposed to go for the military people.
We were given maps of our assigned sections with names and locations of the graves of veterans. We received the right amount of flags for the veterans in the graves. We put the flags in the ground to show everyone these people were the people who fought for freedom to give us freedom today. They were the people who risked their lives to give us our freedom and privileges. After we finished a certain section, we went back to do another section. Everyone kept doing this until we were finished with all of the sections. At the end our troop received donuts the Mr. Emch’s had bought for our troop. Then we all left and enjoyed the rest of our day.
OA Induction Weekend
by Tyler H.
The OA induction weekend started on Friday evening May 19th. We arrived Friday night at camp Naish and set up tents. After setting up our tents, we walked for a mile or two so that we could meet up with the new Ordeal candidates for Order of the Arrow as they were coming from the opening ceremony. After that was over, we went back to our tents to get some sleep. It rained for a long time while we were asleep, but cleared up the next day in the afternoon.
On Saturday morning, we woke up really early around 6-7 o’clock in the morning and we ate really good breakfast in the dinning hall. We then had to sit in the rain waiting for our assignment to get brotherhood. Dillon Emch, Ben Scroggins and Tyler Hake from troop 412 were working toward our brotherhood. Mr. Hake was our only Ordeal candidate at induction weekend.
Troop 412 had the assignment of working at the archery station. There were actually people we knew from our school working at the archery station also! They were there with another troop. We had a really good lunch. Then we had a person talk to us for about an hour or two about what was going to happen at the ceremony of the Order of the Arrow for Brotherhood. The Brotherhood Ceremony took place in the afternoon. After the ceremony we went to the trading post and looked around there for a while. We then went to have dinner. After dinner we went to the Ordeal Ceremony to watch Mr. Hake become another member of the Order of the Arrow. Then we went to the trading store to get supplies for the Order of the Arrow. Then we left camp late Saturday evening.
Bartle Clean Up Campout
March 24-26, 2017
We did a lot on the Bartle Clean up campout. It all started with good food at the Golden Corral in Clinton Missouri. A lot of the boys felt sick from eating too much food (including me). When we got there we had to set up our tents in the rain. Rain was a problem almost the whole time.
On Saturday we had to wake up and cook in the rain. The rain stopped so we set up an axe yard for the first years. After lunch we did a service project which was cleaning up the Eco Lodge area. Tanner McBee is a counselor at the Eco Lodge so this helped him out. When we got done with the project we got the first years and went to Ico for the peach floats. When we returned to camp, most of the boys were taking out dead tree stumps for wood for the fire.
At the Saturday night camp fire, all of the patrols did skits, including the old dogs. We also did the ceremony to the first years to welcome them to Bartle.
In the morning we packed up camp and we were on the road to go back to the church to unpack the trailer, then we headed home. This is what we did at the Bartle Clean up campout.