Who else is a winter camper?

Posted on November 13, 2007. Filed under: Camp Fire Chats | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Greetings Campers,

It’s a cool rainy damp miserable morning. But the good news is…, its not a Monday. Your charming and delightful blogger has been side tracked with his recent diatribe against the evil Tom Brandy and his beezelbub charmed N.E.P.’s Today though my goal is to get back to camping. So pull your Coleman camp chair in under the rain fly, grab a black tin cup with white specs, pour yourself a piping hot cup of Folgers coffee, and hear my tail.

As senior campers Wilderness Doug and I have always felt it s our duty to bring along and educate our next generation of campers. To this ends we have always had the camp rookie program. Camp rookies serve quite a few purposes. First and foremost they serve as a reminder that Wilderness Doug and Captn Rob are the SEINOR CAMPERS. As senior campers it is our duty to make sure the rookies become fully versed in the terms of camp law, learn the ways of winter camping, and do our bidding. Oh yea it is a tough job! We have been through quite a few rookies over the years. Lets see if I can name them all…

We had…
The original and best Rookie ever…camper Flint
Pretty Boy Betten
The disgraced Dennis, “Buck” Buckwell
John, The old guy
Sled Dog owen. (The only camper that ever came close to buying last round. He is the reason for the last round law.)
Discraced for a second time Dennis “Buck” Buckwell
Country Bob
*Camper Corney. (Note Camper Corney is now a made camper and subordinate only to senior campers in the camp council)
Missing in action TRod. (His woman won’t let him come out and play anymore. She always was the smarter of the two)
*Camp Dork/First Year Man Jayson
*”The Boy” (Also first year man)
*Denotes still active camper

Rookies come and go. Thats how Doug’s wife Angie coined our camp slogan. “What just you two idiots again?” But recently we have managed to keep a good crop of rookies. Some we miss and some we don’t. Camper Flint passed away in a non camping related auto accident. We miss him still. He was a good camper. The rest were questionable campers anyway. Sled dog owen was always good for a laugh. He had a tendency to become over served with adult beverages and forget some camp essentials. The year we thought he was going to buy last round he forgot his sleeping bag. He slept cuddled with a garbage bag and empty pint of Jack Daniels for warmth. We still get a chuckle retelling that story.

Till next time campers…. Hurummmmmph!


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The official embroiderer for the Brotherhood would like to know what patches will be needed for pre-camp. I see only 2 at this point. “camper” patches for last years rookie crop. I still want the elf sightings patch. I am surprised you have not put that story out yet.


Still working on the camp chronicles. Some of the details seem somewhat addled in my mind. Musta been somthing I ate! I was hoping to discuss this topic at camp council.

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