Summer Camp: Camp Pupukea, Hawaii

Raising the flag in the morning, lowering it at night and being given the tremendous honor of being allowed to sleep overnight on the USS Arizona on Independence Day was an amazing gift our scouts will treasure forever!

Let me ask you this… Of ALL the places you’ve thought of going to summer camp, have you ever thought of going to Hawaii?  Well WE DID, and after two years of planning & fundraising, our troop went to summer camp at Camp Pupukea in Hawaii and it was a BLAST! Our boys were given the incredibly special honor of doing the morning and evening flag cermonies at the USS Arizona Memorial, and then they were given the incredible opportunity to sleep overnight there, making amazing and special memories our scouts & leaders will carry with them for a lifetime.

Lest you think the fun all stopped there, they spent the week exploring the volcanoes, rainforests, beaches, spent time snorkeling, scuba diving, and sea kayaking as well. One of their favorite encounters with wildlife was quite literally *almost* tripping (accidently) over a whole group of sea turtles who had come to shore to lay their eggs. This was something boys and leaders who were there will tell you about with a soft voice, almost reverently recounting…

While rock hopping at the beach, be careful you don’t accidently hop onto a sea turtle instead! 🙂 This whole group had come ashore to lay their eggs!

This coming summer (2013) we are planning on spending a week at CAMP KERN in the Sierra Nevada mountains at Huntington Lake sailing, scuba diving, zip lining, riding horses, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing & more… STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS, or better yet, coem to a troop meeting any Tuesday night at 7pm at Fir Grove Elementary School in Beaverton, Oregon. We love meeting new people & seeing new faces, so come see us soon!  🙂

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