by Br. Bryce Fernandes sdb
LONAVLA-PUNE, AUGUST 14, 2014: The Scout camp for the scouts of Don Bosco High School Lonavla was held in the school campus from August 9 – 11, 2014. Sixty-two scouts participated in the same. The Scout camp was headed by Mr. Engineer (the Scout commissioner of Gujarat region). The Camp began on Saturday at 9:00 am with the hoisting of the Scout flag. The other procedures followed. The new boys who were interested in becoming Scouts were welcomed in. Some of the activities held during the camp were patrolling, March past, patrol inspection, lashing, knots, trestle making, First aid, estimation, Patrol corner, patrol council, Quarter corner (the decision making body of the troop) etc.
At the end of each day the Don Bosco Scouts learned something new and also had improvised their skill in different aspects of Scouting. It was indeed a wonderful, entertaining and also a learning experience in preparation for Boscoree which would be held soon. The boys were very happy as they learned many new things and it also gave them a start towards something big which would come in their way very soon. The camp came to an end with a camp fire and the valedictory function for the Scout Master who was instrumental in making this camp successful and also educative.