October 18th, 19th, and 12th, Troop 201 participated in the fall camporee at Camp Merz. The theme of the Camporee this year was Communications. There were two merit badges offered, Communications and Radio. Most of Saturday, scouts were dodging rain, either in Dawson Lodge, where the merit badges were taught, or in the Dining Hall, where there were four Ham Radio setups. Scouts in the Dining hall had the oppurtunity to talk with any of numerous other scouts all around the world, from New York City to Melbourne, Austrailia. Saturday evening, there was a dinner at the Dining Hall, followed by a campfire, at which the various troops played skits. It was a fun weekend, and several scouts got one more merit badge to show for it.
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