Boy Scout Troop 10 Practice Survival Skills And Ride Horses

    Boy scouts feeding the fire. (Contributed photos)

    Troop 10 recently completed a weekend overnight camping trip on an unusually warm November weekend at camp NoBeBoSco in Blairstown, New Jersey. Twenty-six scouts and seven adult leaders got to camp by mid-morning and set up the tents, and then travelled to Pennsylvania where they had a horseback riding event.


    Boy Scout Troop 10 crossing a stream on horseback.

    After eating lunch and riding horses, scouts returned to camp for skill session competition including making a stretcher, shooting targets with Nerf darts, and a tent set-up challenge. Scouts made a large fire which burned down to a bed of hot coals for cooking. Each patrol picked his own menu for individual foil packets cooked on the hot coals. The adults also had a dessert of baked apples in foil baked on the hot coals of the fire. Although it rained overnight, tarps were set up to protect our tables. The rain conveniently stopped at about 7 a.m. After cooking breakfast on camp stoves and cleaning up, they left for home.

    Troop 10 meets at the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department on 25 Prospect Street on Mondays at 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

    —Submitted by Dr. Dwight Rosenstein, Scoutmaster

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