WAUBEEKA 2016 candid pix
For 2016: the color of camp hats, neckerchief & tee shirts was red
Lunch alongside the Hudson River prior to white water rafting
The midweekend "trip out of Camp" this year took us to Fort Ticonderoga & then to Great Escape for the usual "change of pace" between weeks.
Bad news = the weather provided a day long intermittent drizzle... GOOD news = most families cancelled out on Great Escape plans. RESULT: we were able to do ALL the rollercoasters & rides with NO LINES!!
Many Scouts did between 15 & 20 roller coaster rides that day on the several coasters before we called it a day!
View from "fort Ti" --- You can readily see why this fort was never conquered in battle ... although it passed from French to British & then to Colonial Troops.
Some of the Ticonderoga mortars & cannon were dragged several hundred miles over the snow & frozen lakes in the dead of winter to Boston as the Americans forced the British to leave Boston during the early days of the American War of Revolution!!
Waiting for the beginning of the Scroon Lake Fourth of July Parade
After the Parade, we spread our blankets on the grassy slope by the lake, had a picnic with snacks & hotdogs while waiting for the fantastic fireworks.
Serene Lake Waubeeka... one of 3 lakes on the Reservation property
Waubeeka annually is blessed with a wonderful, dedicated Staff. They are always willing , after Merit Badge classes, to provide personal instruction.
An annual favorite is the weekly trip to nearby Daggett Lake for personal water ski instruction by Tom Near & his Staff on Tom's private lake.
Basics are taught on the dock, then Scouts go on the boat pole, then on the long rope. Tom, himself a nationally rated water ski champion, is proud of his record of always getting Troop 4 Scouts "up" on their skis.
The TEN STORY climbing tower is always a favorite with Troop 4. It is the highest structure in the entire County --- local police & fire members are pleased to use it for their training during the "off season".
A favorite Waubeeka activity is the "zip line" into the Summit Base Pond--especially great on a sunny afternoon.