Sunday, October 12, 2014

Flowers Funny Farm

Every year, Aitkin Boy Scout Troop 52 gathers at Ole Lake Farm for a weekend of camping, planning, and games called the Flowers Funny Farm. This year, we split the kids into their new patrols to both complete challenges and play games to get them used to working together. They also spent some time planning for the various campouts and events for the coming year, and also held elections for new positions in the troop.

This year, it was particularly cold, so we spent a lot of time huddled around the campfire. The temperature on Friday night dropped down into the 20s, but everyone managed to stay warm. New this year we did an Amazing race in the morning with 5 stations where the scouts needed to work together to complete some tasks.  When all was said and done, 4 fiberglass fence posts were toasted and the spinning .22 target has all kinds of new marks on it.  In the afternoon we played a game called Jugger that a scout parent had found on-line.  It’s like paintball, field hockey and medieval games all mixed up. 
Spools are handy for all kinds of activities.  This year, the scouts built a tower with them!

Why are there canoes with no water in sight?  They are part of "The Amazing Race", Flowers Funny Farm style
Another part of the "Amazing Race" was the team skiing event.  Here the Flowers family tries it out

Sunday morning pancakes with Rollie's Special Syrup, provided by Rollie and Ardis

The site of the activities
Hobo dinners, a feast over the fire


  1. Sounds more like the Flowers Funny Farm Follies to me.

  2. Ha! We can bring those skis out again at Christmastime so you can give them a try!

  3. Nah, that's ok! But it really sounded like a fun weekend!

  4. Team snowshoeing would be challenging...