What happens in the closing circle?

At the start of the closing circle we have a chance to thank all of the men who led workshops, helped with the talent show (performers and setup crew) and recognize all of the men whose contributions are very important to the continued success of MMG. Once we have completed this part of the closing circle, we go around the circle and offer a minute for each man to talk a little about the weekend and what it meant to him. As we do this we pass around a memory book for people to jot down thoughts about the weekend. As each man talks he takes a piece of bread from a loaf that is passed around, and holds it while he talks. Once he is finished he can eat the bread. This is very symbolic and traditional, and represents the brotherhood of the circle as we break bread together. We then have a closing song, and all pitch in to clean up the camp!