June 18, 2013
We went on a camp out to King's Academy and had lots of fun. We biked around campus and had some fun in the rain. The order of the arrow did some secret initiation called the ordeal. While they did that the rest of troop 806 cooked food, played soccer, rode our bikes and had some good fun by the fire. This was the last camp out for this 202-2013 scouting year. We all enjoyed it and had fun with the scouting program.
Posted by Scout Troop 806 at 6:18 PM
May 7, 2013
A small group of troop 806 scouts went on a five day backpacking trip from Wadi (valley) Dana to Mini Petra. We started off walking through the Dana valley and slept near a bedoin camp. The next morning we woke up, packed up and hiked 10 kilometers into the rocky desert and slept at a small water source. The third day we hiked up a mountain and slept on top of it, this day was the hardest because it was all uphill. The fourth day of our backpacking excursion we hiked through the mountains and ended up sleeping in a tiny valley near wadi hassah. The fifth day we went to petra, ate lunch there and drove home.
|Sleeping on top of a mountain on the third day|
|Walking through wadi dana|
|Climbing trees after eating lunch|
|Hiking up a mountain on the third day|
|Walking through the valley|
Posted by Scout Troop 806 at 5:21 PM
April 11, 2013
|The day of the race 30 minutes before it's start.|
This year troop 806 ran the annual Dead2Red relay race, you start the race at approximately 4 o'clock in the after noon at the wadi mujib bridge, and finish the next day in Aqaba. Our Scout/A.C.S. team came in 11 place at 17.5 hours. We ran through the night on the dead sea highway. When we got to Aqaba we were tired, physically soar and proud to succeed. Even though we had a few drop outs near the end our team had the Will to Succeed and pulled it off. We rested all day and then came to the Dead2red Banquet where they hand out awards such as youngest team, oldest runner, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. Even though we didn't win any awards we were glad that we finished the race in the top 20.
|The Day after the race at the Banquet|
Posted by Scout Troop 806 at 10:41 PM
Another one of troop 806's scout has achieved the glorious rank of Eagle. There are many things that describe an eagle scout, one is leadership, and another is responsibility. Eagle scouts need the responsibility to lead other scouts, and guide them so they too could achieve the rank of eagle. Tenderfoot one day Eagle Scout the next, it takes hard work and commitment to work your way up the ranks of the Boy Scouts of America.
Posted by Scout Troop 806 at 10:35 PM
March 18, 2013
|Walking down the mountain|
|The beautiful scenery was overwhleming|
Posted by Scout Troop 806 at 8:09 PM
February 24, 2013
February 6, 2013
Today we went on a hike to Iraq Al-Amir. We started the hike in Wadi Seer near Amman. It took us the better part of 5 hours to finish a 10 mile hike. If we hadn't missed the turn off we would have only hiked 9 and a half miles. When we walked we were exposed to the beautiful nature Jordan has to offer. We walked for about an hour in the fog, then it cleared up and we walked with great enthusiasm. Here are some photos from the hike.
|This Picture Summarizes the places we visited and the things we ate.|
Posted by Scout Troop 806 at 8:02 PM
January 29, 2013
When the troop got there it was hoarded with flies, and hot (really hot!!!). We unloaded the baggage the dutch oven, the logs, and everyones bags. We set up camp got settled in and started preperations for dinner. We ate burgers and fajitas, we then retired to a campfire program that involved a patrol angainst patrol contest. The winners prize was candy; kit-kats, snickers, and mars bars. Hawk patrol against Eagle Patrol, and to a big suprize Hawk patrol won the competition. After that exciting event we had a little troop treat "COBBLER". Soon after the sweet treat, we settled down, told stories and sat by the fire. When we retired to bed it was about 9 o'clock.
|Our only chance at taking a shower "under a waerfall"|
|Group Picture Just Before the Hike|
The hike took us through the valley, up hills and cliffs, through tight fits and streams.We saw small animals on the way, like toads and small lizards. We hiked for about 6-7 hours. When we got back we went down to the Dead Sea and had some great fun.
Having being exhausted from the hike and seeing the Dead Sea most of the troop, relaxed until it was time for the next meal.
|Hangin Out at the Dead Sea|
For dinner on the second night the Eagle and Hawk patrol had some interesting and tasty food to eat. For example, Eagle patrol ate some nice sizzling burgers, while the hawk patrol enjoyed baked potatoes.
For the Campfire program we did watched a "show" by the Venture patrol it was, "Eagle Idol". We asked each Eagle or Life scout what it is to be an Eagle scout and why they want to achieve that goal. After the entertaining campfire program we ate cobbler, roasted marshmallows and warmed ourselves by the fire. We went to sleep earlier than the last night to be ready to get up early and pack up for the long drive home.
We woke up early the last morning of the long, fun camping trip. We got together ate pancakes for breakfast. We then began to pack up our things and head home. It took us about an hour to get everything up the hill and another 20 minutes to get them into the car.
It was a fun camping trip and certainly not the last I hope every camping trip each one was more fun and adventurous than the last.
Posted by Scout Troop 806 at 9:15 PM