From canoeing the mighty Huron River to Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Troop 8 at St. Thomas Church runs the most amazing year-round outdoor adventure and leadership program in the area.


With everyone a touch sore from their first long day skiing, today was an “off” day.  The group got a quick lesson on ski wax from the Vulture, then headed in to the Lake Placid Olympic Development Center for an opportunity to practice the sport of biathlon – cross country ski racing where you pause occasionally to shoot things.   After a bit of confusion as to where we were supposed to meet up, the group headed out.

Second Day of Ski Camp

Our second ski day dawned clear and cold, with temperatures hovering around zero.  The guys were good about stoking the stoves during the night, so the cabin stayed warm and the breakfasts came mostly on time.   The JLT gang was doing quiche like real men, but it took just a bit longer to cook than the recipe suggested because they used a pan that was about 3 full inches deep.  Ah, the wonders of learning thermodynamics through experience!