From Saturday April 12 to Sunday April 13, Troop 10 took a trip up to Sudbury, MA to spend the day and night camping in the Nobscot scouting reservation. This trip is an annual tradition for the troop as it is the first available outing for the newest group of scouts who had only joined weeks before. After setting up camp the older scouts lead the younger scouts in some introductory games. After a lunch break, a few of the older scouts taught the younger scouts about the fundamental skills in scouting, including proper camp setup, plant and animal identification, and even proper knife, axe, and saw use. Younger scouts had the opportunity to earn their Totin chit, which would allow them to use knives, axes, and swords in a responsible manner, with less supervision. Along with the basic skills, scouts were also working on bonding together as they got to know each other more and working well as a team and as peers.
After a troop-wide game of capture the flag, the scouts all cooked and ate dinner together. After dinner came a campfire where the scouts lead skits, sang songs, and told stories late in to the night. As the fire died down, scouts went off to bed for the night. The troop rose early Sunday morning to a light rain, while they cooked and ate breakfast. Afterwards scouts packed up and cleaned up camp, and headed out. Overall it was a very successful trip for both older and younger scouts and a lot of fun was had.