Monday, June 16, 2008

Finally

This blog was done for two main reasons. One, to memoralize the experience for the scouts. The other reason was to expose our community to scouting. We ran ads on TV and on the Channel 41 classified channel. KSPN also did a story on the News. Does a summer Boy Scout camp need this type of exposure? It does if you are trying to grow.
While all boys might not be interested in Scouting, quite a few are if they are exposed to program. The Boy Scouts have been successful because they appeal to the interests of young boys (Cub Scouts) and older boys.
Our continuing efforts this year will focus on the following:
1) Enlisting and Training Adult Volunteers.
2) Increasing the exposure of Scouting to the general public.
3) Signing up Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for the existing Packs and Troops.

In the coming weeks and months you will see ads asking for help with the Marianas Boy Scouts. Please don't tune this out. You do not need to know how to camp out or make a fire with two sticks to help with the scouting program. Anyone with the desire and committement to help can find their place in the program.

In closing out this blog, I am looking forward to the next one! We hope that this year sees the Marianas Boy Scouts successful in all it's endeavors.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

KSPN2 News Story June 9th, 2008

This story ran on KSPN2 News. A Big Boy Scout Thank You to KSPN2, Flametree TV and Bob Coldeen. More to come on the blog by Friday
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Final Campfire, Awards, and Noel Taisacan







The Final night of camping included a potluck enjoyed by the Parents, Scout Leaders, and Scouts. After the food, everyone gathered around the campfire for an awards ceremony and progress acknowledgements. Many of the boys completed requirements for rank advancement and merit badges during the week.
After the awards, Local Historian Noel Taisacan gave a fireside presentation on local Chamorro culture and how it has evolved and changed. A Big Boy Scout Thank You to Mr. Taisacan
This was the last night of camping, but we will have more info uploaded to the blog this week.
The Boy Scout Leadership would like to thank everyone involved in making the Marianas Boy Scouts Summer Camp a success!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Friday Morning Swimming





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Archery Training

Making Targets and Trainer Jim Arenovski






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Archery Practice






We split the boys into two teams for a little friendly competition. I don't know which team won, but lot's of points were scored!

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Photo and Video of Wing Beach

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Boy Scout Story: First Day at Camp

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This is Yu Lin's first day at camp. Tonight will be his first night to camp out. He is part of Troop 910.

Wednesday, June 5th- Wing Beach






The Flag Ceremony is conducted every morning. After that, there was knot tying, swimming,and Lunch.