The Park Ridge Winnebago Nation returned to YMCA Camp Minicani for the first time in 3-years. Scouts explored the trails and challenge courses as they competed in the plate hunt and searched for unusual objects. Many took advantage of the activities that included archery, horseback riding, boating, fishing, basketball, and Gaga ball. Everyone was happy to be back.
At sunset, the Great Chief Matt Hachigian led the Winnebago Nation to the Council Fire where new Scouts were welcomed to the Nation and long-time Scouts were honored for their achievements. After the ceremony, the camp chefs fired up the barbecue pits to cook “second dinner”. Scouts and dads enjoyed their traditional tribal meal as they swapped stories around the campfire.
Later Saturday evening, Joe Ott (pictured above) and his son Sam Ott of the Sauk tribe set-up their vintage 1987 Sears telescope so the Wilderness Scouts and their dads could get a closer look at the moon and stars. Over 100 dads and Scouts took a gazed at the Wisconsin night skies. The Camp out was a truly memorable experience.