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Old 10-27-2019, 02:59 PM
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By 11am we had all arrived at the cabin and began setting up the tents. The kids all slept in tents.

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The kids all worked in patrols preparing their meals learning to use single burner stoves.

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After supper, we held an investment ceremony to welcome 3 new scouts into the troop.

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After the investment ceremony we settled in around the fire for a few hours. The wind was very strong which limited our ability to do much else.

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This morning we awoke at 8am and began with tearing down camp then proceeded out to the trail head to meet up with parents who were there to pick up their kids.

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It's been a while since we've been able to get the kids out at a camp. This weekend we're at a winter lodge at a provincial park. It's quite nice. Newly renovated. Separate rooms for sleeping with regular single beds. A big dining room. 2 new kitchens. Wifi. Quite nice for a scouts camp.

This morning we had the kids out on the lake ice fishing. Nobody caught anything. We used manual augers with a 4 ft cutting blade and were down to the handle before breaking through to the water.

The plans for this afternoon are snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
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It's been a while since we've been able to get the kids out at a camp. This weekend we're at a winter lodge at a provincial park. It's quite nice. Newly renovated. Separate rooms for sleeping with regular single beds. A big dining room. 2 new kitchens. Wifi. Quite nice for a scouts camp.

This morning we had the kids out on the lake ice fishing. Nobody caught anything. We used manual augers with a 4 ft cutting blade and were down to the handle before breaking through to the water.

The plans for this afternoon are snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
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This afternoon I took a group of kids out snowshoeing for a couple hours. We walked along the edge of the lake for a few hundred feet so they could get comfortable with walking with snowshoes. Since the lake was pretty much hard packed, we almost didn't need the shoes so I kept them in close to shore where it was deeper and softer.

Then we headed inland on the opposite shore from the camp where the snow was deeper and they could understand the purpose of having snowshoes. I had one of the kids take off a snowshoe and try to walk. Of course he sunk down about 2 feet. We explained the difference between the various types of snowshoes available and the benefits and disadvantages of each. It was a great day but I'm feeling it now. Lol. Used muscles I haven't used in years. But I push myself to do it as I try to instill to them that no matter how hard they think things are to do, to push themselves to do it.
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So where were we this weekend?

Sleeping giant provincial park located on the back side of the sleeping giant near thunder bay Ontario on the northwestern shore of lake superior. It looks like an island from the city but it's actually a peninsula. It takes an hour to get there from the city.
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This weekend, we're taking our 3 senior venturers out to the dog lake cabin where they will work on various more advanced outdoor skills badges. It's a 3km hike over the lake and a Portage. So we went out on Sunday to check on ice conditions. Lots of ice. The cabin was in good shape. It's left unlocked and other people use it throughout the winter.

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Here's a few pictures from the weekend. The last one is when we were working on the bunks inside the cabin while the kids were on an unsupervised 6 hour hike on the lake.
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Here's the inside of the cabin. We had a couple of cots layed out as there was 6 of us and the top bunks weren't ready yet.
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