Back to the Beach Camporee - 100 years of Scouting in OOB
Over the weekend of May 17-19, 2019, Troops 310 and 308 were the hosts of the York District Spring Camporee in Old Orchard Beach. The event was an anniversary celebration of the first Scout Encampment that took place in OOB in 1919. 350 Scouts and leaders from all over Maine and a few from NH and MA came and camped out ON THE BEACH! The scouts participated in track and field and scout skills challenges. There were exhibits from a chainsaw carver, Breaktrail Adventures, and Marine Mammals of Maine. A scout parade was held followed by a memorial flag ceremony at Veteran's Memorial Park. A campfire ceremony was held next to the pier as a closing ceremony. OOB365 was a sponsor of the event. We wish to thank OOB365, Sharri MacDonald, the Old Orchard Public Works Department, the OOB Police Department, the OOB Fire Department, the Maine Marine Warden Service, Dennis Robillard, and all of the adult volunteers that made this event a very memorable experience for the scouts.
Black Sheep Archery
White Water Rafting Summer 2019
The troop went White Water Rafting on the Kennebec River with Three Rivers Rafting! We camped at the campground right on the river. We cooked Chicken Pot Pie over the fire in Dutch Ovens! We got to swim in Moxie Falls and we went on a hike. The most exciting part was going through the rapids of the Kennebec! We had a few scouts that fell out of the boat! But everyone had a great time!
Summit Project Hike -
On Saturday January 7th, 8 Scouts and 4 Leaders from Troop 310 took part in the Summit Project’s Jetport hike to honor some of Maine’s fallen heroes. These scouts and leaders had the honor of carrying the stones and stories of the following servicemen:
Army Cpt. Daniel J. Tranchemontagne
Navy Lt. Jerry R. Smith
Army Sgt. Lynn R. Poulin Sr.
Air Force SRA Dustin J. Hadfield
Army Spc. Thomas J. Dostie
Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael D. Jones
Army SSG Dale J. Kelly Jr.
Army Spc. Beau R. Beaulieu
Marine Major Samuel C. Leigh
Capt. Kevin D.Ouellette
Army Pfc. Buddy W. McLain
2/4 Klondike Derby
Over the weekend of February 4th, Troop 310 went to the Klondike Derby at Bunganut Campground. We ran down a snowy trail with our sled and did all the fun stations along the way. We all had a blast!
1/20 Stickney Lodge Campout
Troop 310 had a great time at our 2nd annual Stickney Lodge Campout. We did activities such as first aid, fire building, rope crossing and rescue. We hosted Webelo Scouts from Packs 311 and 350. We even camped outside. We all had a great time.