Scout Troop 10 completes orientation, stowage, fire and first aid duties at Alpine Reservation Camp – Great Neck

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By Dr Dwight Rosenstein, Scout Leader

Great Neck Troop 10, BSA, managed an overnight camping trip to a rustic scout camp in Alpine, NJ on a beautiful sunny weekend in late September.

Thirty-two scouts and six adult animators set up their camp, grouped together on patrol with the adults at the other end of the site. They collected firewood for the evening campfire and then had lunch. One of the older scouts has set up an orientation course with several markers to locate himself on a large part of the wood.

The patrols were dispatched individually spaced to complete the course using only a compass and verbal instructions. Following this activity, the patrols participated in a round robin competition focusing on skills in first aid, fire fighting, and tripod securing, among others. Dinners were prepared on camping stoves and everyone was full.

After the scouts were cleaned up, the evening ended with a big campfire, s’mores and lively conversations. In the morning, the Scouts prepared breakfast, cleaned up, tidied up and left after reflecting on the activities of the previous day, especially noting their high level of cooperation and teamwork.

Troop 10 meets at the Manhasset-Lakeville fire department at 25, rue Prospect on Mondays from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on school days. If you would like to join Troop 10, please contact Dr Dwight J Rosenstein at [email protected]


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