Scout Troop 10 completes orientation, rigging, fire building and first aid duties at Alpine Reservation Camp – Great Neck

Scout Troop 10 completes orientation, rigging, fire building and first aid duties at the Alpine Reservation Camp

By Dr. Dwight Rosenstein, Scoutmaster

Troop 10, BSA, from Great Neck had a successful overnight camping trip to a rustic scout camp in Alpine, NJ on a beautiful sunny weekend in late September.

Thirty-two scouts and six adult leaders set up camp grouped together on patrol with the adults at the other end of the site. They collected wood for the evening campfire and then had lunch. One of the older scouts has set up an orientation course with several beacons to be located over a large part of the wood.

Patrols were sent individually spaced to complete the course using only a compass and verbal instructions. After this activity, the patrols competed in a round robin tournament focusing on skills in first aid, preparing fire and securing a tripod, among others. Dinners were cooked on camp stoves and everyone was full.

After the scouts cleared up, the evening ended with a typical big campfire, s’mores and lively conversations. In the morning, the Scouts prepared breakfast, cleaned up, tidied up and left after reflecting on the previous day’s activities, noting in particular their high level of cooperation and teamwork.

Troop 10 meets at the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department at 25 Prospect Street on Mondays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on school days. If you are interested in joining Troop 10, please contact Dr. Dwight J Rosenstein at [email protected]it.com.

Dino J. Dotson