Geneva Troop 5

Camp Bear Paw
August 3-9, 2003

We arose early on Sunday and drove to West Bend, Wisconsin to attend sacrament meeting. Ralph Bound, a former member of the Geneva Ward, is now their Bishop. We then returned to the home of Elliott Adkins, changed into scout uniforms and drove to Camp Bear Paw, about 3 hours away. The weather was dark and stormy on the way there, but blue skies appeared with our arrival at the camp. First impressions: what a wonderful camp! It restored my faith in scout camps. I was beginning to think camps of this caliber no longer exist. Fortunately, I was wrong.
Welcome to Bear Paw Scout Camp located off Highway W, east from Mountain, Wisconsin.
Dining hall orientation. Beautiful new clean spacious dining hall!
Staff bugler.
Staff retires the colors.
Staff retires the colors.
Half the staff.
The other half of the staff.
The lakefront area.
Everyone heads for dinner.
Dale Blotter and son Robbie.
Rob Stevens and son Jeff.
Elliott Adkins and son Elliott Jr.
Left: Matt (staff), Eric Doro (staff), Robbie Blotter, his cousin Alexander, Right: Zach Tritsch, Carlos Osoreo, John Barney, Dale Blotter.
Left: Elliott Adkins, Rob Stevens, Jeff Stevens. Right: Elliott Adkins, Chris Reynolds, Kirk Gray, Cheyne Heaton.
Chris Reynolds enjoys dinner. Good food and lots of it!
When they rang the bell for dessert, Kirk said, "Dessert? I don't have room for dessert!"
I had to leave camp Sunday night as I had to work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. But I'm going back on Wednesday night. So tune in next week for more pictures. OK, I'm back. Go here for more photos!
Copyright © 2003 by Bill Qualls (Assistant Scoutmaster).
Last updated August 4, 2003.
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