by Janet Blue on August 16, 2017

Cat Scouts Summer Camp

That’s right, we are not going wordless today; though, we will purrticipate in our furvarite blog hops. Cooper Murphy and I are taking over today so we can tell you a bit more about Cat Scouts Summer Camp and share some poems we wrote as well as photos of our two craft projects. Mom had originally thought we could do this tomorrow as Thursday is poetry day. But tomorrow is Astrid and Lisbeth’s sixth birthday, and she has promised to write a special poem just for them.

This is the first time Cat Scouts has held Summer Camp. We went to Yosemite and stayed at Camp Curry. I was excited to see Yosemite, as our mom and dad spent part of their honeymoon there. Cooper Murphy was a bit apprehensive about leaving home for an entire week, but it turned out he had a blast. He bunked with our Wolverine patrolmate, Ætheling, and his ginger tabby pals, Teddy and Chip. They are the Three Gingersnaps (named by Teddy’s mom [Two Spoiled Cats]).

We had several activities each day of camp. Some of those were a hike to the top of Half Dome, a cheerleading competition, poetry workshop, craft projects, s’mores recipe submissions, water safety class and a knowledge bowl.

Cheerleading Competition

I am already a cheerleader at Cat Scout Universaity, so I decided to cheer on the purrticipants instead of competing. Cooper has agreed, however, to share with you the cheer he wrote.

I’m proud to be a Cat Scout
Rah, Rah, Rah.
I’m proud to be a Cat Scout
Sis boom bah.
If you like Cat Scouts, holler
Rah, Rah, Rah.
If you like Cat Scouts, shout out
Sis boom bah.
Cat Scouts Summer Camp is a fun place to be.
Rah, Rah, Rah.
Cat Scouts is the place for you and me!
Sis boom bah!

The cheer was pretty simple, but Cooper Murphy decided to wear his Lorax costume while giving it, which was pretty cute and funny.


Cooper Murphy in Lorax costume at Cat Scouts.


Craft Projects

Our craft projects included making an infinity scarf for our mom from a t-shirt using spray paints. This is the finished scarf Cooper Murphy and I made for our mom.


Cat Scouts craft project: infinity scarf.


It was really easy to make. If you’d like the instructions, let us know in the comments.

Our second project was making Garrison caps for ourselves. Mom helped us with the sewing machine. My cap is on the right. Cooper’s cap is on the left with his Tenderpaw 1st Class patch. (He was purrmotted, along with his three bunkmates, at the conclusion of camp.)


Cat Scouts craft project: Garrison caps.


Making the caps was the easy part, and Mom says that it WASN’T easy. In order to get credit for the project, we also had to wear them. That was no easy feat. We both finally wore them just long enough to have our photos snapped.


Mauricio in his Cat Scouts Garrisonn cap.Cooper Murphy wearing his Cat Scouts Garrison cap.

Poetry Workshop

This truly has to be the wordiest Wednesday post ever, but we’d like to share a few more things with you. As part of our poetry workshop, we had to write at least three poems with a Cat Scout theme. I was able to submit two poems I’d written previously and shared here on our blog. If you’d like to read them, click on the titles: Even Runners-up Can Be Winners and For Sammy—A Totally Terrific Tabby.

This was my new poem. It is a limerick.

I’ve been a Scout for quite a while.
Thinking of it makes me smile.
Summer Camp has been great.
Spending time with my mates.
I love this camping lifestyle!

© Cat Scout Mauricio Blue

Cooper Murphy was able to use a poem he’d written previously as well. You can read it by clicking on the title: Nip and Ninja Moves. Here are his two new poems. The second is a limerick.

Camp’s a Blast

Mom told us we’d have lots of fun,
But I wasn’t sure I wanted to come.
As we packed our duffles for summer camp,
She assured me at camping I’d be a champ.
And she was right—camp’s a blast!
Yosemite has so many beautiful things,
Including birds I’d never seen.
And Half Dome is an amazing rock;
Though, I got a bit dizzy at the top.
But the very best thing about this trip
Are my bunkies, Teddy, Ætheling and Chip!
Teddy, Chip and I are the three gingersnaps.
Bet we’ll all look cool in our new Garrison caps.
Soon we’ll have to say good-bye to Camp Curry.
I can tell you now, “I’m in no hurry.”
For a week at summer camp, I’ll give a cheer.
I sure hope we come back again next year!

© Cat Scout Cooper Murphy Blue

I Love Camping

I love camping with Cat Scout pals.
Whether they are guy scouts or gals.
We’ve had fun painting scarves.
And we sure haven’t starved.
We’re bolstering Cat Scout morales!

© Cat Scout Cooper Murphy Blue

If these activities sound like something you’d enjoy, check out Cat Scouts. We have various activities happening regularly, and it’s a great opportunity to make new, lifetime friends.


Yesterday our mom reviewed a really great book, The Book of the Cat: Cats in Art. It is 160-pages of gorgeous art featuring cats. Not only does she highly recommend this book, but she also has one to giveaway. For the opportunity to win this book, leave a comment on yesterday’s post (link at the bottom of the page) prior to 5 p.m. ET on Monday, August 21. The giveaway is open to all readers worldwide. The winner will be selected using and announced the following day.

Though I have rambled on and on, we are still joining two Wordless Wednesday blog hops.

Ciao and meow, Mau

Wordless Wednesday at Create With Joy



Canadian Cats August 18, 2017 at 10:37 pm

Cooper and Mau, summer camp was terrific. I wish there was a winter camp and then I could avoid cabin fever in those long months.

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Robin August 17, 2017 at 2:00 am

You kitties have been really busy! Those projects came out great. I love that Cooper Murphy wore his Lorax costume while cheerleading. That is a very cute thing to do. It was pawsome of you kitties to wear those hats for your mom too. My kitties would never let me put a hat on their heads. You deserve all of your merit badges!

MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko August 16, 2017 at 11:52 pm

My Catness, Mau! You and Cooper Murphy sure had a furtastic time of it!
That is one pretty scarf! What a lovely color.

I loved reading your poems and limericks:)
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meowmeowmans August 16, 2017 at 11:17 pm

Wow, that was quite the rundown. You do so much awesome stuff at Cat Scouts Camp!
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Cats Herd You August 16, 2017 at 7:36 pm

You do so many fun things in Cat Scouts!
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Brian Frum August 16, 2017 at 2:54 pm

That was one heck of a fun and busy time!!!
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The Menagerie Mom August 16, 2017 at 11:56 am

Oh, it sounds like you had such fun at Summer Camp, Mau and Cooper! Kudos to your mom and her skills with the sewing machine. This here human doesn’t have much skill with a needle and thread, at all. Oh, and that scarf you made for your mom is lovely! (P.S. Cooper Murphy the Lorax is adorable!)
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Zoe and Raja August 16, 2017 at 11:41 am

Kitty Scout camp looks like so much fun. I luvs the hats.
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Greg Rumble August 16, 2017 at 11:25 am

What fun! Sounds like a good time was had by all! Crafts and poetry turned out beautifully!

Eastside Cats August 16, 2017 at 11:24 am

It’s always great to get together with pals and do fun stuff!

Margie August 16, 2017 at 11:12 am

That sure sounds like a lot of fun for everyone. The poems were terrific. You all have a super day.
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Ellen Pilch August 16, 2017 at 11:12 am

Great post about camp. You two did a great job with everything. Those caps were tough to make. Congratulations on your promotions at camp. XO
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Roby Sweet August 16, 2017 at 9:53 am

Camp sounds like a lot of fun! Real Cat Webster is thinking of joining Cat Scouts so he can do some of this fun stuff too. 🙂

The Island Cats August 16, 2017 at 8:16 am

Well, that sure looked like a lot of fun! We love your hats…and you did wear them. 🙂 Wally says he’s sorry he missed out on it but there’s just too much going on right now at home.

Teddy August 16, 2017 at 6:54 am

Oh Mau and Cooper wasn’t camping just FABULOUS? Like Cooper I was a little scared about being away from home but Angel Sammy promised he’d “look in on me” from time to time and he did. I saw him in my dreams and felt him the whole time near me. I tried to do everything that was available to do at Yosemite and I just know that I will NEVER forget the fun and adventure. Mom and I both were so touched to read again the poem for Sammy……of course we didn’t know at the time he would he heading for the Bridge two months later. I know one thing for sure – CAMPING is totally FUN!

Love, Teddy
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Stephanie B August 16, 2017 at 6:46 am

Cat Scouts sound awesome, great poems and pictures!!!!

Margret Abbott August 16, 2017 at 6:20 am

Cat Scouts Camp sounds fun! ~rumbly purrs Linus

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