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The chess tournament has been a part of the overnighters since they began.
Battleship is a recent addition to the tournament schedule.
The assistant scoutmasters enjoyed a game of cards while the Boy Scouts were busy.
The dart board stayed busy for many hours during the double elimination tournament.
Wii bowling is another recent addition to the scheduled tournaments.
Here is a picture of the tournament schedules and some of the snacks.
Table tennis is a popular event during the overnight activity.
It was up to the Scouts to keep the tournament lists up to date.
Chrildren and adults of all ages come to have fun at the water park.
The water slides are some of the biggest attractions at the park.
This is the pool where the tube slide ends.
Another pool had a small wave machine which gave the younger children a fun time.
Try your skills surfing, but make sure you don't lose your trunks. That water is powerful.
How about a game of basketball?
The children's pool had its own fun wet activities to keep the little ones busy.
After nearly five hours in the park the Scouts were ready to grab a good meal.
The court of honor is ready to begin.
How about a game of Scouting Jepardy?
One Scout received his First Class Rank.
The Life Rank was presented to one Scout.
We stayed in one of the Camp Ripley barracks.
The First Class Emphasis program included a cooking demonstration.
Older Scouts were able to practice their archery skills on one of the ranges.
The 22 rifle range was also a popular spot for the older boys.
Outside of the Camp Ripley Museum were several military vehicles.
Inside the museum were many artifacts, including this old radio.
The Boy Scouts spent a lot of time climbing on the vehicles parked outside of the museum.
The Saturday evening program included many carnival-style games.
The display at the Central Minnesota Federal Credit Union featured Eagle Scouts.
The display at the Freeport State Bank, Melrose branch, was about high adventure.
The display at the Melrose City Hall was about general Scouting.
These two members of Boy Scout
Troop 68 helped set up the displays.
The Boy Scouts have arrived.
Time to set up camp.
Just relaxing around the campfire.
Ready. Set. Fire the water balloon slingshot!
Be careful of where you throw your frisbee during disc golf.
One view of the litter found in the park...
after Saturday's celebration.
The Scouts also took down the tables and benches.
Looking much better now.
The Seton campsite in Buckskin Camp.
Waiting for the Sunday night opening campfire program to begin.
Participating in a Ethics in Action game.
Doing our service project for the Super Troop award.
Cooling off while playing water polo.
Walking back to camp. The new shower house can be seen up ahead.
The new climbing is a lot bigger than the old climbing tower.
Waiting for the gate to open.
First, we try the bouldering wall.
Having fun at the archery range.
Even our scoutmaster shoots well.
Preparing to shoot at the rifle range.
Morning flag raising in the campsite.
Is it a survey, or is it homework?
Throw well, and don't lose the frisbee.
The troop on the new disc golf course.
What a great looking troop. Yes?
Waiting for the next activity to begin.
The Friday night campfire is about to begin.
Not used to walking? Look what you get.
The group picture taken outside the gate
to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.
There are some strange and interesting
things to see.
Of course, there is plenty to eat,
including these turkey drumsticks.
Puke and Snot were just one of the
many shows performed during the day.
The weapons displays were popular
with the Boy Scouts.
I do not think this is Captain Jack
Sparrow. Do you?
Toward the end of our visit we decided
to relax in the swings.
The Tomato Justice booth was
a popular place.
Our troop chaplain lead us in an opening prayer.
The meeting ended with the troop singing Scout Vespers.
The Scouts proudly display their awards.
Alex recently passed his Eagle board of review.
Shooting bottle rockets was one of the activities for the younger kids.
The bouldering wall was a popular activity.
Unfortunately, the RV had a flat tire that needed to be fixed.
We posed for a picture with the "A Century Of Values" print.
One of the Boy Scouts' responsibilities was to carry the flags from the vehicles to the table.
There were a lot of used flags to be retired
The Boy Scouts stand at attention during
The flags go out in a blaze of glory.
The entrance to the new castle that was built at the camp.
No one complained about the food.
The guys take a break between activities.
The troops gather for the group assembly Saturday evening.
The day began with the Boy Scouts assisting in the distribution of thousands of compact fluorescent bulbs for the city.
The activities began at the Skatin' Place for some skating fun.
The day ended at the bowling alley while wearing some funky shoes.
For some reason the parents were happy watching the Scouts while they were bowling.
There were year pins to present...
and more years pins to present...
plus special awards to award...
and even an Eagle Palm.