On the weekend of August 21st, 2015, the Troop went on a weekend summer canoe trip again with 9 Scouts and 5 adults. This year we went to Lake Drummond through the Great Dismal Swamp Canal. Last year, we did a bike trip on the path right next to the canal. We put our boats in on Friday night at the canal and canoed only with our headlamps and glow sticks. After about two hours, we made it to the campsite which marked the access point into Lake Drummond. We were amazed at how nice the campsite was, as there was a nice dock, recently cut grass, overhead lights, running (not potable) water, electrical outlets, working bathrooms, and a few shelters. Saturday morning, we moved our canoes and kayaks over the small little peninsula we were on to get to the other side. There was a little tram on a track meant to move boats, but it didn't work anymore. We then headed towards the lake from there and fulfilled all the requirements for the Canoeing Merit Badge, including swamping a canoe and flipping it back over. After finishing the Merit Badge, we headed back to the camp to eat dinner and build a fire. Despite being tired, most of the group went back out on the lake again to watch the sun set which was an incredible sight along the water. The next morning, everyone packed up and canoed back along the canal to the boat landing and headed home. Overall, it was a great trip and everyone had a great time.