Scouting, Game with a Purpose This was the theme of this 2012 Ka’ala Camporee.
Keeping the Purpose of what scouting is about and having FUN is what this Camporee is all about. With the 17 game event challenges that ranged from Knot Relay, Tripod Building, Fire Building Medical Relay to Tomahawk Throwing, Fishing in a bucket, and Water Balloon Toss, Camporee certainly had a great variety of events to create many interesting and exciting situations. These game events not only challenged your basic scouting skills, but also challenged your patrol’s teamwork, communication, cooperation, time management, and wits. Being able to combine all this knowledge and knowing the skill sets of your fellow Patrol members was an important part on the success of your Patrol during this competition.
Both Patrols that represented Troop 75 did a AWESOME JOB! Our scouts managed to place within the top 3 spots in 5 events and brought back awards to show for it. They always showed their bright scouting spirits throughout Camporee and made a conscious effort to thank the volunteers after each event. Their fun competitive spirits and genuine eagerness to show their skills or learn new skills was evident with the many smiles and laughter that they shared together as a close-knit Patrol. Although we did not take home the award for Camporee Top Troop this year, these experiences and memories will make for better scouts. You're all winners when you have FUN together!
A big Thank You to the Pack 75 Webelos I and II for joining us at this Camporee. We hope your experience with us gave you a snippet of what a Boy Scouts Troop and Patrol is about. We certainly enjoyed your presence and hope that you will join us again.
Keep having FUN on the Scouting Trail!
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"It is important to arrange games and competition so that all Scouts of the troop take part."~ Baden-Powell
Trick or Treat!.. What if we get both Trick and Treat instead?
Believe it or not, the "Trick" to this Troop 75 Halloween Bash Service Project was trying to show up on time. Due to a freeway accident, which caused a major traffic jam, being on time made it very tricky for many volunteers. That did not hamper this Halloween festivity one bit. The Troop 75 Ohana slowly trickled in and got into the action of serving the Momilani Community. The "Treat" for all of us was seeing and meeting the wonderful people dressed up in there Halloween costumes. Hearing and seeing all the smiling little children scurry around the candy booths collecting the sugary treats made it a joy. Watching our scouts work hard at all the busy game booths made us realize how much dedication and enthusiasm our scouts have for their given tasks. From the looks of the faces we've seen, your efforts made this 2012 Halloween Bash very enjoyable for many families. The scouts then had the challenging task of cleaning up and putting away all the candy booths, games, and canopies at the end of the night. All props will be in good shape for next years use again. Mission accomplished!
Good Job Scouts and Thank You for your Dedication and Hard Work. The Pearl City Foundation and Pearl City Community Association appreciates your wonderful Good Turn.
The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others. ~ Baden-Powell
We all know the Scout Slogan: Do a Good Turn Daily.
Today's Troop 75 community service project at the Momilani Community Center provided many Good Turn accomplishments. The scouts needed to exercise their teamwork, knot tying / lashing skills and bright scouting spirits. All scouts were on deck and gave a helping hand every time. At the end of this project, they managed to assemble and stake down 3 – 10’x20’ tents and assemble more than a dozen games and candy booths for the upcoming community Halloween Bash. Mr. Breen Harimoto, our coordinator, was very delighted and happy with all your efforts. In previous years, it took them over 6 hours to complete. With the help of Troop 75, all tasks were completed in a little more than 2 hours. That’s the POWER of great teamwork, skills, and BOY SCOUTS!
The community will be very thankful for your hard work. The happy children and families on Halloween will certainly enjoy it.
Chalk up another successful service project for Troop 75. Good work scouts!
"You will discover that you have two hands. One is for helping yourself and the other is for helping others." — Audrey Hepburn
Meteorology is the study of Earth's atmosphere and its weather and the ways in which temperature, wind, and moisture act together in the environment. In addition to learning how everyday weather is predicted, Scouts can learn about extreme weather such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes, and how to stay safe.
Let's all give a big congratulations to 11 of our Scouts that worked really hard all day to earn the Weather Merit Badge.
We all arrived at the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island on time. We were greeted by Mr. Ford Ebesugawa and his wonderful cast of instructors for the day. All the instructors were really experienced in teaching the subject of Weather and it really showed on their presentations and enthusiasm. Their class discussions were very engaging and our scouts always did their very best to help the learning process. Knowing how to recognize weather patterns, clouds, and local conditions and topography was a very important lesson to learn so scouts can recognize camping locations that are safe or may pose a danger during severe rain or flash floods. The use of technology, satellites, and computer modeling forecasts plays an important and integral part of tracking weather conditions today. Knowing and being aware about our weather is certainly an important part of Being Prepared to be a better scout.
These are some of the better photos from our trip to Alaska with emphasis on the funny stuff. If anyone would like one of the pics please email me at email@example.com, and I will email you the full image. The images loaded on the blog site are smaller than the original file. Keith