Aloha Tahoe City Boy Scout Troop 266 |

Aloha Tahoe City Boy Scout Troop 266

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OAHU, Hawaii and#8212; Tahoe City Boy Scout Troop 266 spent their one week summer camp on the North Shore all right, but not Lake Tahoeand#8217;s North Shore. They attended Camp Pupukea on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Scouts from Troop 266 with the rank of First Class and higher were able to attend this Boy Scout Camp.

While at camp the Scouts participated in the Hawaiiana Award Program. This award is unique to the Aloha Boy Scout Council. The program is designed to educate Scouts about Hawaiian heritage. The Scouts had to research pre-European history of the Hawaiians, collect leaves from different Hawaiian plants, learn Hawaiian terms, participate in Hawaiian games and visit Hawaiian historical sites. The Scouts were able to imu a pig, make ti leaf skirts and perform the hula with accompanying chants at the camp luau. The Scouts also had time to go snorkeling, ocean kayaking, boogie boarding, swimming with sea turtles and enjoy shave ice. After leaving Camp Pupukea the scouts drove to Pearl Harbor and took part in the USS Missouri battleship encampment program where they were able to tour the ship, dine in the mess hall and sleep aboard the famous battleship where the Japanese surrendered ending World War II. After conducting the flag ceremony on the and#8220;Big Moand#8221; it was on to the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island for a tour and museums flight simulator challenge. The Scouts also toured the USS Bowfin submarine and ended their visit week with a solemn visit to the USS Arizona Memorial.

The Boy Scouts who made the trip to Hawaii included: Gus Gotschall, T.J. Cornwell, Morgan McClintock, Dominic Antonucci, Michael Jeffers, Zachary Kriston, Jeramie Peart, Jordon Holst, Brock Johnson, Jack Lemke, Tristin Dailie, Ryan Heisinger, Graeme Hugo and Jack Shaw. The Adult Leaders who accompanied the Scouts were Robert McClintock (Scoutmaster), Steve Cornwell (Assistant Scoutmaster), Nancy Gotschall, Claudia Heisinger, Jim Lemke, and Mike Peart.

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