Cub Scout Fun Day Coincides with “The Ordeal”

Exploring nature at Camp Seton on Cub Scout Fun Day.  Credit: Leslie Yager

Exploring nature at Camp Seton on Cub Scout Fun Day. Credit: Leslie Yager

Cub Scout Fun Day at the Ernest Thompson Seton Scout Reservation saw dozens of boys in grades 1-5 enjoyed the fresh air and activities including archery, riflery, climbing walls, and even cooking s’mores over a campfire.

Camp Seton boasts 250 acres, which affords five miles of hiking without leaving the camp. Greenwich’s Police Chief Heavey, an Eagle Scout himself, extended warm welcomes to all the boys who came to explore the reservation.

A happy surprise was that a giant teepee was erected on Saturday by a group of scouts participating in “The Ordeal.” That meant the boys assembled the teepee in silence.

The Ordeal is a challenge of the Order of the Arrow, which is Scouting’s National Honor Society. The Order of the Arrow recognizes Scouts who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.

The candidates who are participated in “The Ordeal” this weekend wore wooden arrows. Once they complete their “Ordeal,” they get an arrow without the triangle and hearts. After a year they will hope to get into the brotherhood, which will be represented by red bars on their sash.

Chief Heavey explained the requirements of The Ordeal. The boys have to do four things, starting with sleeping under the stars for a night, not speaking for 24 hours, eating scant food and and spend a day in service for the camp.

One of the stations at Cub Scout Fun day was leather bookmark making. Credit: Leslie Yager

One of the stations at Cub Scout Fun day was leather bookmark making. Credit: Leslie Yager

archery range at Camp Seton

During Cub Scout Fun Day at Seton Reservation boys enjoyed the archery range. Credit: Leslie Yager

archery range

During Cub Scout Fun Day at Seton Reservation boys enjoyed the archery range. Credit: Leslie Yager

climbing wall

Mad skills on the climbing wall with James Tesei at Camp Seton on Cub Scout Fun Day. Credit Peter Tesei

leather bookmark making

The Bernstein boys at the leather book mark making station on Cub Scout Fund Day at Camp Seton, Sept. 19, 2015

William McKay and Alex Nanai

William McKay and Alex Nanai at Camp Seton explained “The Ordeal” weekend on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

leather bookmarks

Hammering the stamps into leather bookmarks at Cub Scout Fun Day, Sat. Sept. 20, 2015

climbing wall

At Cub Scout Fun Day, boys enjoyed the climbing wall. Credit: Leslie Yager

s'mores

Making s’mores with the benefit of an open campfire at Cub Scout Fun Day, Sept. 19, 2015

s'mores

Making s’mores with the benefit of an open campfire at Cub Scout Fun Day, Sept. 19, 2015

bb gun range

Good aim, Arjun Kishore, a 5th grader at Old Greenwich School. Credit: Leslie Yager

the teepee

Boys from grades 1-5 were invited to Cub Scout Fun Day at Camp Seton, a 250 acre reservation, which, on Saturday featured a teepee! Credit: Leslie Yager

teepee

Inside the teepee at Camp Seton on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015  

Ordeal

Boy Scouts participating in the weekend long “Ordeal” didn’t speak for a day, ate scant food and did some good old fashioned manual labor around Camp Seton. Credit: Leslie Yager

Nicholas and Alexander

Nicholas and Alexander Hall, who attend Old Greenwich School, enjoyed Cub Scout Fund Day on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

The LaPadula boys, Andrew and Alex enjoying Cub Scout Fun Day at Seton Reservation, Sept. 19, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

The LaPadula boys, Andrew and Alex enjoying Cub Scout Fun Day at Camp Seton, Sept. 19, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

The Ordeal

These boys were busy working by the obstacle course at Camp Seton as part of “The Ordeal.”   Credit: Leslie Yager

See Also:

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Greenwich Public Schools Rising 6th Graders Meet Up at Camp Seton

 


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