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Day 65: Fixin' and Cleanin'
100 days of scouting Day 65: A scout and his dad came over after school to fix a tent pole in his patrol's tent. Only took about 10 minutes and now he can help teach someone else the next time it's needed. He learned a figure eight stopper knot.

Three scouts stopped by after that to clean two dutch ovens that their patrols had neglected after their last use. Rust happens fast in a bare, wet, closed dutch oven. Fortunately, steel wool and elbow grease saved the day. A quick spray of vegetable oil and they're looking ready to go. I told them they might consider making a few batches of doughnuts to break the D.O.s in again. :-)

Sat through the district committee meeting tonight. same old stuff.

This weekend will be the first campout for the new patrol so there's a flurry of parent question emails fluttering around. The troop guide is taking care of everything so far and I'm impressed. Latest weather says rain and possibly snow. Oh joy!

Scout On
Scouts can run their troop
Posted: 22:41 04-13-2011 613
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