November 9, 2012

Eagle Project

On the 9th of November, 2012 there was an eagle scout project going on in the St. Vincent de Paul Orphanage. Today was the first half of the project, today we scraped all the rotted paint and cleaned the wall. Tomorrow we will gather at the same time and place, but now we will paint the wall. We all gathered at 9 and and continued till three, and we all scraped and cleaned the inner portion of the wall. Lunch was provided for us and we ate, pizza, cupcakes and drank orange juice and coca cola.

November 4, 2012

Ajloun Camping Trip

Hiking is Fun

On the trail to Ajloun Castle

At the Olive Farm

At the castle

Hanging out at the camp site

Sunset at the campsite after the Hike

There was a camping trip troop 806 went on in Ajloun. When we got there it rained really hard for about an hour and ruined our plans for the day. The next we went on a 5 hour hike and went to an olive plant and Ajloun Castle. These pictures depict what went on during the camping trip.

October 30, 2012

Diplomatic Bazaar

All the Scouts that attended and the Ambassadors Wife

The Four Scouts who attended the Bazaar

Opening Hot Dog Packages

Cooking Hot Dogs for Customers
In sport city there was a international gathering called a diplomatic bazaar. During this bazaar countrys' embassy's get together on a once a year get together to sell food and/or products from their country. At the American Booth there were four Scouts helping out for the morning shift , with grilling and selling hot dogs, and sodas.

October 7, 2012

Troop Outing #2 (camping trip)

This camp out it took us about an hour to get there and about another 45 minutes to get everything set up. Everyone set up their tents next to the shade or under trees, then we went hung out for two hours and played football (american football) and Frisbee. Then we were called to the main camp where all the adults were sleeping and we discussed what we were going to do for the day. For people Tenderfoot or below they did the totin chip, and for people who were doing the pioneering merit badge or who needed the requirement tied knots and lashings. This took four hours to do so. When we were done we got the fire going and started to cook dinner. By the time everyone finished eating the sun dipped under the horizon and it was night time. The darkness didn't stop us from playing Frisbee and climbing trees. After that we had a troop bonfire and told stories and jokes. We also had a scorpion problem and unfortunately one of the scouts got stung and had to be sent home. We wrapped it up and went to our tents to go to bed. Some campers stayed up and talked and others just closed their eyes and hit the hay.

 Bringing in firewood

 Learning lashings

 Practicing Lashings

Making sure lashings are correct

Having fun while tying lashings

 Making sure what lashing to do

The next morning we all wok up and smelled the crisp morning Jordan air and started a fire to cook breakfast. Omelets, Pancakes, fried potatoes and bacon and eggs are some examples of what we ate for breakfast. After we finished breakfast we started to clean up and pack up. We all started to take down our tents and put the leave no trace slogan into play. We definitely left the place better than we came.

Well that is our camping trip but their are more to come and more scouts to have fun.

Troop meeting #5

Today we did a lot with our patrols and continued our discussions on what we will bring to eat on the upcoming camping trip. For scouts that needed to bring their bag to get it checked by their patrol leader or a higher ranking scout did that. We also discussed that we will be doing the totin chit and the fireman chit during this camp out. We will not be going on a hike for this camp out. People also paid 10 JD for the trip at the end of the meeting and we watched a video on what the Pledge of Elegance means.

Troop meeting #4

Today we did our usual start up, with the scout law, oath, and outdoor code. We discussed the camping trip that we will be going to next week and organized what food we were going to eat. We announced that we will be doing the pioneering merit badge during this one night camping trip.

September 22, 2012

Troop Meeting #3

This meeting was the third meeting of this scout year and the meeting after a one night camping trip to the Scandinavian forest.Today we met out on the field and went over the pros and cons of the camping trip. We got into our patrols to discuss this. Then we got finished with discussing the past camping trip. Today was also Stephen Wilkes birthday and we celebrated with a strawberry cake and juice.

TROOP 806 Meeting #2

Today we started off with a friendly greeting from the scout leaders and venture patrol. We reviewed and talked about the camping trip to the Scandinavian forest. We also talked about who was mentoring the hiking and camping merit badge. After that we split into our patrols and discussed our breakfast lunch and dinner. That was the summary for today and when we were done we did our prayer and were dismissed.

September 9, 2012

Well this is the first blog post of the new scouting year. First we introduced the new assistant scoutmasters and also introduced the new patrol leaders and other positions. Then we distributed the new scouts into the following patrols:
Cobra, Eagle, Dragon, Venture, Shark, Falcon.
This 2012/2013 scout year we have 46 boys in our troop now. We also announced the upcoming camping trip next weekend.

February 13, 2012

These are the pictures from the Dig Site at Tal El-Hammam, where a huge group of scouts (along with many others) went to do the Archaeology Merit badge. We spent the whole day there and learned a lot about Archaeology and how fun it can be.

 Upon Arriving at the archaeological site,  we had a quick tour of the site and some explanation on how to excavate in the best possible way.

A rare find of a whole pottery jar 
The banana fields around the site
A Huge sink hole right outside of the city walls
A picture of all the people who came with us, including
moms, dads and girls.

The scouts then got their own plot of land which they were supposed to excavate, and we worked pretty hard!

The plot of land we were excavating

Some of the girls who came with us on this trip

It was a very busy day!

An archaeologist teaching some scouts how to sift

David working on uncovering some of the walls
We then had lunch and took another quick tour of
the lower city and some of the guard towers.

After that, we worked a couple more hours, then packed up and drove to a hotel at the dead sea, where we learned how to wash pottery and examine it.

Packing Up

Dr.Collins teaching the scouts how to wash pottery

Leaving the pottery out to dry

Explanation about how to examine pottery and learn from it