Recently Troop 684 went on a camp out to Kandersteg for the annual Klondike trip. It was fun (however cold), but everyone enjoyed it and it was a really fun experience.
For the last day of scouting in 2019, the scouts went to the Dolder to go on the annual ice skating meeting. It was a really fun way the end the year, (and even the decade!)
Everybody had loads of fun and we can’t wait until next year to do it again!
In the last 2 weeks 2 scouts have participated in an ordeal to enter to scouts honor society (or the order of the arrow). Both scouts had to do service projects while not speaking and eating very little. In the end both scouts completed the ordeal and are now members of the order.
Our latest camping trip started with a hike on a Saturday morning after eating a breakfast cooked by the scouts to feed their patrol. We cooked lunch after and did some rank advancements. This was beneficial for the younger scouts. After that we had some free time. The scouts made their dinner and practiced songs for the campfire that was happening later. We finished the trip with a game of Mafia.
We had a great court of honor at the end of May 2018. 31 Merit badges were awarded and 13 rank advancements. We also had an Eagle court of honor where we celebrated Tommy and John’s advancement to Eagle scout, the highest rank in scouting. We also bid farewell to our great advancement co-ordinator Mrs. Schupp.
Eagles Around Us
On May 26th Aidan completed his Eagle project and this past weekend, George also earned his Eagle project. These scouts are soon to earn their Eagles and will join Tommy, John and Shareef. There have been an unprecedented amount of Eagle scouts this year.
Nathan Michels (Historian)
We arrived on Friday night.
We set up our tents then we talked and went to sleep.
On Saturday morning
we ate breakfast burritos, split into groups and repainted signs for service hours.
We ate our packed lunch that we made before we went and then went to go and have free time. For dinner, we ate pasta, then we had more free time and afterward, in the evening we had a campfire where we showed skits and ate smores.
On Sunday we had breakfast then packed up our tents and went off to do minigames. After all of it, we made lunch and went home.
September 27 the scouts went to the Kunsthaus Art Museum in Zürich. They are working on their Art Merit Badge.
The scouts went to the Thalwil hutte 15-17 of September.
19 boys were at the camp and 5 adults were there as well.
The scouts built campfires, went on an orienteering hike, cooked meals, carried water and slept in tents.
Our Boy Scout Troop 684 was one of the many Troops in Normandy, France from April 21 to April 23. We were there because of an International Camporee organized by the BSA association every 3 years. About 4000 scouts attend and camp in campgrounds next the beaches of D-Day. The purpose of the event is to inform scouts about the Second World War and particularly D-Day. Our Troop visited many different museums and learned a lot about the war and America’s contribution.