Day 5 – June 15, 2018

Agenda for the Day



7:00 AM Breakfast Patrol Campsite
7:30 AM Gilwell Field Assembly Gilwell Field
8:00 AM Coaching and Mentoring Gilwell Hall
8:50 AM Safety Briefing
9:00 AM Conservation Project
11:00 AM Patrol Project Presentations – Group A
12:00 PM Lunch (working lunch for PLC/CAs) Patrol Campsite
12:00 PM Patrol Leaders’ Council PLC Area
12:00 PM Chaplain Aide meeting Chaplain Area
1:00 PM Patrol Project Presentations – Group B
2:00 PM New River Whitewater Rafting
6:00 PM Return to Summit
6:45 PM Gathering and instructions for evening Gilwell Field
7:00 PM Dinner prep, Dinner, Clean-up Patrol Campsite
8:00 PM Patrol Time

Yesterday’s Highlights






Program Patrol Day 5: OWL

Service Patrol Day 5: BEAVER

Wood Badge Association Dinner

The critters are getting geared up for another great year of fun and adventure in scouting. What better way than to spend an evening with your fellow Wood Badge Critters. Your attendance and fun at the Crossroads of America Council Wood Badge Dinner will support 20 scholarships to the upcoming courses.  Dinner is open to everyone, Wood Badge trained or not. Reunite with your patrol, course-mates, and fantastic staffers, and meet other critters who’ve experienced the same powerful Wood Badge phenomenon.

Please join us at the 2018 Wood Badge Association Dinner on October 3, 2018.


Conservation Awards

William T. Hornaday Awards

The Hornaday Awards program recognizes truly outstanding efforts undertaken by Scouting units, Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, adult Scouters, and other individuals, corporations, and institutions contributing significantly to natural resource conservation and environmental protection.

For additional information, visit the William T. Hornaday Award website.



World Conservation Award

The World Conservation Award provides an opportunity for individual Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts to think globally and act locally to preserve and improve our environment. This program is designed to help youth members gain awareness that all nations are closely related through natural resources and that we are interdependent with our world environment.

Cub Scouts Boy Scouts Venturers and Sea Scouts


Conservation Good Turn Award

The Conservation Good Turn is an opportunity for Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Venturing crews, and Sea Scout ships to join with conservation or environmental organizations (federal, state, local, or private) to carry out a Conservation Good Turn in their home communities.




National Outdoor Badge–Conservation

When a Scout excels in outdoor participation, there are awards to show for it! This program, conceived by the BSA’s National Camping Task Force, includes a series of six badges designed to recognize a Boy Scout, Sea Scout, or Venturer who has exemplary knowledge and experience in performing high-level outdoor activities.

The segments represent six areas of emphasis: camping, aquatics, hiking, riding, adventure, and conservation, with rigorous requirements to earn each segment.

A gold device may be earned for each additional 25 hours of conservation work. A silver device is earned for each additional 100 hours of conservation work (for example, the first silver device is earned at 125 total hours of conservation work).



Keep America Beautiful Hometown USA Award

The Hometown USA Award is a joint program between Keep America Beautiful Inc. and the Boy Scouts of America. It is designed to give recognition to the outstanding efforts of Scouts in their communities in regard to citizenship and environmental improvement.



Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award

Attend Cub Scout day camp or Cub Scout/Webelos Scout resident camp and complete various requirements for each Cub Scout rank, including completing a certain number of outdoor activities. Among the options for a Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award activity is this one: Complete a nature/conservation project in your area. This project should involve improving, beautifying, or supporting natural habitats. Discuss how this project helped you to respect nature.



National Park Service Scout Ranger Program

The Scout Ranger program  invites Scouts of all ages to participate in educational and/or volunteer service projects at national park sites, providing Scouts with the opportunity to explore the national parks and learn more about protecting our natural and cultural resources. Scouts are awarded certificates and/or patches for participating in the program.





Critter Corral


Beavers must have been gathering wood for the campfire last evening…






Venturing Camp Out
Burning skin while playing games
Shortest hike ever






Eagles are SORE for not SOARING in todays competition, but in typical eagle fashion we will still rise!








Foxes must have been tired after the long trek to the backcountry…






Who, owl!!  The owls are performing well.  As group we are taking advantage of our ability to pivot 270 degrees to keep a keen eye out for the other patrols to benefit of the troop. We really enjoyed the extended hike and want to give a shout out to our Venturers for all their help!  Thanks also to Mike and Steve!!  Our move went smoothly and we are all settled in our new nest.






We would like to welcome the Troop to “Bear County”, and we don’t mean the Jamboree in Disneyland.  We would also like to thank everyone for bringing their picnic baskets during lunch.






Buffaloes have apparently stampeded…






Antelope Fun Facts: Antelopes can run up to 35 miles per hour and is the fastest animal over long distances and showed that today during the field games.

The Antelopes were the service patrol today and also assisted in the flag raising this morning.

Our Venturing guide Katelyn joined us and lead us in the way of backcountry camping. We enjoyed our long arduous hike to our back woods campsite. We are glad to report we leaped over streams and through meadows without any injuries.

We enjoyed the inspirational speakers and guests that we had today. Christine Perry was one of those guests at lunch.

Don’t Shoot!!

Antelope Out.







Trivia! Part 2

  1. Philmont staffed camp which was the former base camp for the Philturn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp
  2. BSA National Director of Program
  3. Boy scouting’s national honor society
  4. Staff member who worked at Wind Cave National Park
  5. What does C.O.P.E stand for?
  6. Staff member who lived in WV for 12 years and is well-versed in specialty chemicals and oilfield additives.
  7. When hiking in the backcountry, what should you do with ashes left after a campfire?
  8. Staff member who has been banned from Star Wars trivia games because no one else gets a chance to answer.
  9. When does Scouts BSA, the program to serve girls age 11-17, officially launch?
  10. Staff member who drives a semi for the high school band
  11. Where is the World Organization of the Scouting Movement based?
  12. Staff member who has been recognized with the Silver Fox, awarded by Scouts Canada
  13. Effective April 30, 2018, new direct contact leaders must complete which training course to be considered position trained?
  14. The actual Headless Horseman
  15. How big is the world’s longest beaver dam?
  16. Staff member who recently took an acting class
  17. What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?
  18. Staff member who was beaded around a campfire at Gilwell Park





Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive. – Howard Thurman