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Durham Troop 27 strengthens bonds at camp

Durham Troop 27 strengthens bonds at camp

A week of Boy Scout camp can include many things. And recently the scouts of Troop 27 in Durham experienced a week of scout camp — the first time for many — at Camp Mattatuck in Plymouth.

Members of the troop shot archery and rifles, raced remote control cars, swam, did boating in the lake and ascended the climbing tower.

Scouts from the troop also earned a variety of merit badges, awards for learning things about a specific topic. Some of those, to name a few, include non-Eagle badges like Chess, Small-Boat Sailing and Climbing, and Eagle badges such as Camping, Environmental Science and First Aid. 

There were many troop activities that the scouts participated in. Some of those included having lunch at the bouldering wall, team-building in the evening and doing “Trial By Fire,” where you try to take out two other teams’ fires by burning ropes with your fire. Members of the troop also participated in the campfire, where they performed a skit. 

On Friday, the last full day of camp, three members of the troop won the Camp Mattatuck Triathlon. Also, on that same day, one scout finished second in the camp archery tournament.

Overall, the campers and adults enjoyed the week at camp.

Any young person who is interested in joining Troop 27 should contact Jason Sokol at, or Eric Infeld at

Submited by Zach Infeld, Troop 27 Quartermaster