2010 Summer Camp – Camp Chawanakee

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The Scouts of Troop 708 made their way to Shaver Lake this past August to spend a week at Camp Chawanakee. The camp was fantastic and everyone had a great time earning merit badges, fishing, boating, swimming, shooting and just kicking around.

Camp Chawanakee 2010 - Constructing Entry

Building an Entrance to Our Campsite

While the boys were busy in merit badge classes some of the adults took on the challenges of COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience), which had them practicing skills that would challenge them and help them in their mentoring role with the Scouts.

Camp Chawanakee 2010 - Catch'n Fish

Big catch of the week made by Joey

The Scouts also took on camp service projects including the construction of a flag pole for the camping area they occupied. In addition, temporary structures were constructed to show the Troop’s Scout spirit and let others know that Troop 708 was with them that week. Projects built included an entry archway and an outdoor game board. These were very creative and called upon the boys’ imagination in addition to their Scout skills.

By the end of the week the 13 Scouts who attended this year’s summer camp had accomplished the following:

  • 67 merit badges were earned
  • Two Scouts each earned 8 merit badges
  • 10 Scouts advanced a rank
  • One Scout caught 2 fish
  • Three adults passed the COPE course

This was another successful summer camp and everyone will be able to look back on a lot of great memories.

Check out the slideshow: Summer Camp 2010 – Camp Chawanakee

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About Jeff Lambert, Scoutmaster Emeritus

Jeff Lambert is a former Scoutmaster of Troop 708, Castro Valley, California. Jeff is an Eagle Scout with over 16 years in Scouting. In his spare time Jeff runs his software development firm, JVHM, Inc.

2 Responses to 2010 Summer Camp – Camp Chawanakee

  1. ken mccarthy says:

    My name is ken mccarthy and for 7 years I came to camp as Asst Scoutmaster of Troop 392. This last year I retired because my son is done with scouting. So I won’t be at camp no more and I miss scouting and Chawanakee realy bad. Chawanakee becomes a part of your life. I will miss everything even the food.

  2. Yep, Chawanakee has become a favorite of our Troop too, though we did enjoy Camp Emerald Bay a couple of years ago and Camp Wente is a great summer camp too.

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