Boy Scout Troop 411 halfway through busy summer schedule

ESCANABA – Eleven Boy Scouts and three adult leaders from Troop 411 of Escanaba recently attended Camp Hiawatha, which is located east of Chatham. The camp, which is owned and operated by the Bay Lakes Council of the Boy Scouts of America, is beautifully situated on Bunting Lake in Alger County.

Camp Hiawatha was opened in 1967, on property formally known as Wolfe’s Lodge. Today Camp Hiawatha is 800 acres and encircles Bunting Lake, a 60-acre lake in the middle of Hiawathaland National Forest in the heart of the Upper Peninsula. While attending the camp, Scouts had the opportunity to earn Merit Badges, make Rank advancements, and just have fun.

Once the Scouts returned home from camp just long enough to get all their clothes washed, they were off again, next for a Backpacking trip down the North County Trail. The adventure began on Thursday and will run through Monday.

After sleeping for two weeks out in the remote wilderness, the Scouts will then spend a more leisurely, fun and interesting day at the UP. State Fair in Escanaba. The Scouts are guests of the Fair on Sunday, Aug. 17.

This year as part of the annual Scout Day at the fair, all Scouts in uniform will get free admittance to the Fair when accompanied with an adult. All Scouts (Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and all of the Girl Scouts) will be at the State Fair in the activities tent showing off the fun things which are going on in Scouting. The Scouts of Troop 411 will be cooking in Dutch ovens, setting up a model campsite, and doing rope-making.

Monday, Sept. 8, will bring recognition to the our busy Scouts, as Troop 411 will hold a Court of Honor at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The evening begins with a Troop potluck dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the Court of Honor ceremony at 7.

Anybody interested in Scouting can visit Troop 411 which meets every Monday night at 7 at Immanuel Lutheran, or call Scoutmaster Gene Williams (906) 399-7602 genepwilliams@gmail.com.