BSA Troop 328

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Summer Camp 2015

Our troop attended summer camp at Camp Buck Toms on Watts Bar Lake near Rockwood. We were there for week 3, June 21 through the 27th. 20 Scouts and 5 adult leaders participated. Scouts met at Elm Grove Park (just down the street from Kern UMC) at 12:00PM (noon) to load personal gear on the trailer. The troop arrived at Camp Buck Toms around 1:30PM and get checked-in and did the swim test. We had a great week. It was hot but there was a breeze on most days and there were opportunities to cool off in the lake. We didn't have any rain until late on Friday. None of the scouts showed any signs of being homesick, but we had "trouble" with some of the moms worrying about the boys. We packed up camp on Saturday morning (there was a break in the rain) and headed back to Kern UMC. After unloading the trailer, the scouts were dismissed around 11:30AM.

2015 Leader's Guide
Scout Packing Checklist
Troop Packing Checklist
Merit Badge Info (prerequisites and things you will need for specific merit badges)
Map of Camp Buck Toms
Directions to Camp Buck Toms

Photos taken around our campsite. We were at campsite #9 (the same one we use for shooting sports).
The pavilion and the basketball court are new.

Playing basketball.

The scouts cooked monkey bread in the dutch ovens one night as a treat. It was awesome!

Wednesday evening was cook-in-camp night, so we ordered pizza and made cobbler in the dutch ovens.

There was time for some swimming and fishing in the lake during free time.

The new scouts participagted in the Dan Bread program that lets them get a lot of there eraly rank requirements completed.

Two of our scouts sucessfully completed their BSA Lifeguard certification.

There photos were taken around the camp, mostly at the assembly before meals.

All packed up and ready to head home.