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Global Warming hits Baraboo

For the last 4 or so years that we have been going to Baraboo, the wheather in almost all cases has never really cooperated. One year it’s freezing cold, one year it rains. Never has it been too hot! Well, this was the year for that!! 

We left very late on Friday afternoon, but we had to run the A/C the entire way there!. This was a costly drive at current prices, that is for sure!

 Thanks to Mr. B for getting there early to set up tents. He mentioned that he almost missed all of the traffic and since we left so late, we seemed to miss it as well. We should probably consider a later start for all our campouts – we didn’t arrive until 1030 though.

Perhaps you thought that this would mean your scouts would sleep in?

Think again….they all seemed to wake up at 6 am!! Even the older ones!

But they were right on time for the Saturday morning flag ceremony:

 

 

 What a glorious day right? It was quite interesting that once we got to the park where they did the flag raising, the ceremony lasted all of 1 minute. Guess everyone was looking to get out there and enjoy the day.

Our Scouts decided that they wanted to go to the Circus World Museum and see the Circus, and some just wanted to go to the Army Surplus store to look at knives! So we had to split the crew up at the museum.  Thank goodness, because it was the younger Scouts who stayed at the Circus and it would haven been really hard to explain why the older boys wanted to wear these costumes:

 

 

 Interestingly enough, there was a neat display of a Circus from 1915 which was themed called Cinderella. As you can see below, it was quite extensive and it appears to have been a big hit – way before Disney!

 

 Beautiful art work!

 Then we were off to the infamous manual merry-go-round. This one had special meaning for a few of the boys, since it was the place of a huge traumatic event; one that they liken to the Battle of the Bulge – one of the Scouts scraped his knee!!  Of course they wanted to return to this for some reason. Why? I have no idea. But this time I thought it might be better to go to the one that has grass around it on the other side of the river. Of course it didn’t. They loved it anyway.

While the other group of boys went searching for pocket knives and other “manly” things at the surplus store, we were off next to the “real” circus! They didn’t disappoint this year. We had a new clown join the team:

He was a natural and I’ll bet Mom and Dad are so proud!!! ( I know I was!).

We also saw one of our former Scouts who joined the Circus: ( anyone recognize this guy?) Where is his Scout uniform??

 

This year there were a couple of acts that were done by the sons and daughters of previous performers. This was one of the acrobats and she is a 4th generation performer.

 Her mother and Grandmother both performed later in the show. Lots of history here.

All in all another great Circus. At the end, our new clown got a partner and they both got to end the show:

So after the Circus, this group got to spend some time at the surplus store and then headed back for the events at the Campground. Sorry to say that no one from Troop 175 won the pig wrestling contest this time, nor did we win the Dutch oven cooking event. We didn’t even catch a trout in the trout pond. Oh well, there’s always next time.

Join us next year!

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