Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Camp Loll Staff Alumni Reunion, 2009

The past, the present, and the future; memories, dreams, and the living present; met at Camp Loll this past weekend. The Camp Loll Staff Alumni Association met for their second annual First Saturday in August Reunion. Many came to relive their memories of long ago. Meanwhile, in communities throughout Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and Nevada, scouts and scouters dozed fitfully and dreamed of a week in the Loll to be. Here at camp, our staff lived the memories and dreams at once, in the wakening and walking world of the here and now.

Most of the pictures in this post were taken by Don Spencer, a staffer from as early as 1977.

After lunch all the program areas were opened for the use of Alumni and families. One popular spot was the water front and the sailboats.

The Vital Spark, filled here with the Hansen family and friends, was a gift of the Alumni Association in 2007.

The Billings boys, past and future, take a spin in one of the new kayaks purchased this season by the Alumni Association.

Second Generation. (left to right) Eddie Hopper and Jackson Hopper – Sons of Doug and Cindy Hopper, Ben Hinrichs – son of Scott Hinrichs and his cousin, and Mitch Hopper, son of David Hopper.

After supper Saturday evening, there was a flag ceremony. Staffers past and present gathered to watch and participate.

The Hansesn, Parente of severalCamp Loll Staffers andthe in-laws of still more. Their every visit is filled with valuable service to Camp Loll.

Janice presides.

Then we were all off to campfire.

Gavin Yeip is a great flaming Indian

Camp Loll is still "sparing every expense" to present the Impression Brothers. (Thanks to Curtis Grow!)

The Rain-bird attacks a single flower.

The Flushing Toilet

Give me a B!

Camp Loll Committee Chairman, Lynn Hinrichs leads the crew in "We're All Together Again".

"If Your Happy!"

Meet Minny Muscles.

Give Um Hay

Standing on a Band Stand

"The Moose the Moose"

"Aha Tashnick"

In the audience.

Rachel Wylie (2008 - 2009)

Rachel, Stephany Dansie (2006 - 2009), Mike Sutherland (2009), Nathan Vaughn (2008 - 2009)

Todd Wangsgard (1986 - ) and his wife, Jana; Mike Hopper is in the background.

Geoffery Anderson (1980 - ) and his son.

Amandan, Russ (1988 - 92, 95 - 96) and Alex Rampton

David (1985, 98, 99, 2000) and Missy (1997 - 2000) Reed, also Cara Jones (1988)

Neil and Tess Cannon

"T-was Only an Old Beer Bottle"

Todd Wangsgard leads "America, America"

"The Ragged Old Flag," by Jonny Cash

Reagan Orme recites.

Retiring the Colors

Sunday Morning Services

A talk by Hunter DeVries

"Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy"

Scott Hinrich speaks for us all in expressing his love and gratitude for all things Loll.

Group Picture (in three parts)

Our next Camp Loll Staff Alumni Reunion is planed for the first Saturday in August 2010.

What a great way to celebrate 100 Years of Scouting in the USA!!!!


Reach Upward said...

Thanks for hosting a fine reunion. You managed to arrange fantastic weather. There were fewer of us than last year, but it felt a little more relaxed.

TruthSeeker said...

Wish I could have made the Reunion. Maybe next August.
Lance Parker
Camp Loll Staff 1960-61

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Dan L. said...

The Camp Loll Alumni Reunion will be held on August 3-4, 2013. Those wishing to participate can arrive as early as Saturday at 1pm. Dinner will be provided, and a campfire program. If you wish to use the canoes and kayaks, or swim, you must pass the swim check (of course!). Rowboats can be used by non-swimmers. Church will be held on Sunday AM and breakfast provided as well, then things will wrap up around noon. Come play, eat, and remember your wonderful time on Camp Loll Staff! As a courtesy, please email Delose to RSVP. (d_conner@comcast.net )