Troop 80 – Amarillo, TX Proud to be a "60 Year" Troop

February 2007

Snow Camp Summary 2007
February 23rd – 25th

We left the Troop building on time but ran into major blowing snow once we hit the mountains. When we arrived at camp, the same 40 mph wind had hit the early crew at camp and we only had 5 tents set up so we stayed up until 3 a.m. putting tents up. Early crew did a good job under worst-case scenario conditions. Mr. Standish did a great job on the food again and was aided by kitchen flunkies Randy Nuttall and Doug Walker. The weather lightened up a little on Saturday but the winds did continue to be brutal. Some of the boys went skiing at Sipapu and the rest stayed on the sledding hill or huddled around the fire in the day cabin. This was definitely the best snow we have seen at Snow Camp in a long time (30-40 inch base). Sunday morning was wild trying to break camp with all the new boys. And wouldn’t you know it that the wind finally died down and Sunday morning was perfect conditions while we were packing up. Mr. Johnson gave an abbreviated church service and we headed back to God’s country. We stop in McDonald’s at Santa Rosa and we had a patrol competition footrace somewhere close to the NM/TX border. Everyone earned a campaign bead for the dire conditions. Hope the weather cooperates in March!

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