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Brooksville campout

Brooksville Civil War Reenactment held at the Sandhill Scout Reservation

We stayed at the Seratoma Youth Ranch near the reservation. The whole campout was a very interesting experience, from the background of the civil war to the battle itself. The troop learned how the soldiers in the civil war lived and how they fought in the war. Scouts participated in various activities in both the Union and Confederate camps. The troop spent most of the day Saturday at the battleground, buying souvenirs, drinking root beer, exploring Civil War camps, and watching the battle.

Away from the battlefield, the entire troop enjoyed a wide variety of delicious (much improved from pasty campouts) meals. Each patrol cooked at least one Dutch Oven dinner. There was a great variety and complexity in the meals, ranging from Chicken Pot Pie to Pizza to French Toast among many others. Many of the younger scouts completed sign offs with the older scouts. Afterwards, everyone headed to a field just a short walk away from the campsite to play manhunt, zombies, explore, hike, etc. 

The campout was very fun and the entire troop enjoyed it. See the Brooksville photos page for an entire gallery of campout photos. See the calendar for upcoming events.