Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer 2011 #4: A Central Coast Tradition

This week, Pico Blanco welcomes many perennially attending troops. This week is always the most spirited because many of these troops have been coming to camp together for decades and friendly rivalries have emerged. At meal times, it is a common occurrence for troop to break out into yells with the ever popular, "We've got spirit, yes we do, we've got spirit, how 'bout you?" yell to circulate from troop to troop. Competition tends to get pretty serious in canoe races and volleyball tournaments as many of the boys are trying to avenge a loss or defend a victory against the same people the year before. The staff loves the energy since boys are being given the chance to be boys. For many troops from the Central Coast, Pico is not just a Scout camp; it's a tradition. Just ask a Scoutmaster that's been coming here almost 50 years.

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