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A New Frontier

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Innovation is one of the most important parts of Many Point.  We believe that our success is our ability to be flexible and change with the changing needs of scouts and scouters that come to camp every season.  This year Many Point started a Frontier Outpost, where scouts learn the basics of logging, branding, and building in the Frontier of the 1800’s.  Scouts enter a land in the past. William Thompson and Fred Peake are your guides through Frontier, the will give you all the knowledge and tools to begin your adventure.  The pictures above show only a part of all you can experiences on the New Frontier.


Campfire Lights

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Experiencing a closing campfire is a great ending to a week at Many Point.  Laughing with friends, planning skits and getting awards presented.  However, there is always a different way to view a campfire so I decided to take timed exposures of the campfire and the events following.  The photos above are the best of the campfire.


Fishing

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Connor and Sam were fishing near Voyageur beach when Connor started reeling a fish in.  The first catch of the day was a good one so Connor wanted to keep at it.  Just as soon as Connor cast his line another fish was ready to be caught. Connor reeled the fish in, it was a nice big sunny another great catch for the day.  The scouts and adults continued to fish as the sun began to set another sunny day at Many Point Scout Camp.  The scouts and adults traded places to see which fishing spot was the best, as well as trading fishing lures, tips and tricks.  At the end of the evening the scouts were able to learn valuable fishing skills, while having a blast fishing.


KMPC is “on the air”

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KMPC AM1610 is the “on the air” and ready for our broadcasts for the summer.  Everyday scouts work together to write and preform their original radio broadcasts.  Scouts are challenged with writing a program for their target audience,their fellow scouts and leaders in camp.  With some material provided, scouts are introduced to the basics of radio broadcasting.  Scouts learn how to prepare news stories, weather reports, camp activities updates and more.  The experiences that scouts have in Radio Merit Badge, will help them discover talents they never thought they had.  A large part of Radio Merit Badge is communicating with others to produce the radio shows as well as present an entertaining radio show to the audience.  When you enter Many Point Scout Camp, turn your radio to AM1610 KMPC or go to http://www.manypointmedia.org  to download broadcasts from this summer.


FUN

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Some days I feel like relaxing and just having some good old fashion fun. Scouts were having a blast jumping, swimming and canoeing in Flintlock bay, not worried about anything.  The sun was shinning, the water was at a perfect temperature and the scouts were ready to have a good time in the lake.  As I paddled my way out to the Huck Finn raft, scouts were anticipating me taking pictures of some sweet jumps off the raft.  Sometimes you do not need a book, or lesson plan, you just need a big raft and a lot of water to have some FUN!


Digging for knowledge

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The scouts in archeology were on a mission to dig up artifacts for Archeology Merit Badge.  The challenge today was they only had thirty minutes to find all the artifacts, log the information and sort the artifacts.  The scouts needed to be organized to succeed today.  Many scouts started digging with excitement, but others cautioned them on damaging the artifacts, so they worked together to dig out the pit.  Two scouts volunteered to sift the dirt once others had dug it out into buckets.  Each bucket of dirt would be sifted carefully and anything left would be inspected.  ” I found something, its one of our artifacts”  a scout shouts in excitement.  After the scouts identified the artifact, another scout logs the information down in a log.  Soon two, three, four more artifacts are dug out and logged, a successful dig just under the wire.


A Helping Hand

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Scouts can learn a lot from staff and all the programs available at Many Point, but everyone needs help and support.  Adult leaders volunteer their time to help scouts travel to camp, assist with merit badges, support scouts during swimming tests, as well as be the scouts biggest cheerleader.  These are no small tasks, scouts and adults interact everyday at camp, but throughout the year as well.  This week I have been able to capture some great moments of adults teaching scouts, to swim, helping them with fishing knots as well as just taking the time to listen.  Everyone has a teacher, coach or adult leader that inspired them, please thank an adult for all they do.


Adults play games too

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After taking pictures for a living for two years, some would think i would run out of pictures to take.  However, every week the scouts and staff create new moments to capture.  Toady I met leaders and scouts from Troop 346 as they worked with other leaders playing an ethics game.  The helpful discussion between the adults continued to get louder as they begin playing magic turtles.  The game consists of plates laid on the ground, they act as magic turtles to help you cross, but the adults get a limited amount of magic turtles.  The game gets really interesting from here.  This is one example of the how adults can experience camp in whole  new ways.  Working with other adults or scouts from their troop, there are new stories everyday.

Please share your favorite scout and or adult leader moments at Many Point Scout Camp.


Right on Target

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Steven and his fellow scouts were having a blast shooting rifles at Voyageur.  Rifle shooting is not just for the scouts but the adult leaders were aiming their skills on the range.  As they shot more rounds the scouts showed off their targets to Jeremy the Voyageur range director.  Smiles all around the range, while the scouts learn responsibility, and have fun while shooting rifles. As the program came to an end the scouts begin to compare targets with each other and the adults.

The rifle range is a great program area to learn new skills, as well as to learn responsibility as scouts.  Scouts and adult leaders can create some special moments at the rifle range, what are some of your memorable moments at the rifle range at Many Point.


Just One Day of Camp

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Imagine all you can accomplish in one day, all the places you can travel, everyone you could meet.   At camp, scouts experience new activities, meet new friends and learn news things every minute.

Today I got a chance to travel around camp and take pictures of as many active scouts and leaders as possible.  My first stop was at an Ethics in Action session at Voyageur, where I met Troop 346 and watched them work together to solve problems.  All the scouts in the group were discussing and collaborating together to solve the problems they were assigned. ( I do not want to give too much away – you will have to come to camp to find out more!)

My picture adventure took me around the lake to Family Camp, where the beach was the place to be.  Zach F. the Family Camp beach director was excited to show me all that was happing at the beach,  Sand castle building, snorkeling, sailing, swimming – no one could get enough of the lake!

Just one day of camp can give scouts and adults the experience of a lifetime.