Monday, July 9, 2012

Scouting Weekend

Zack and I spent some time this weekend at Camp Gamble on the S-F Scout Ranch attending Dad and Lad.  The event is for Cub Scouts and their dads.

We arrived after lunch on Saturday.  After a brief camp tour and gear drop off it was off to the various program areas to have some fund.  We had opportunties for archery, BB guns, swimming, canoeing, hiking, and fishing.

The hot weather on Saturday (10th day in a row over 100 degrees) sent us swimming in Nims Lake to keep cool.  While we did some other things, the lake was most refreshing.  After dinner we spent some time exploring before heading off to a most entertaining campfire.  The energy level of the staff was suprisingly high given the sweltering summer they have endured guiding hundreds of Scouts.

This was the first time Zack slept in a canvas wall tent.  The openness of the tent surprised him as did the volume of the insects and frogs at night.  It didn't keep him from sleeping through the thunderstorm that hit around midnight though.  That was the first rain I've seen in about a month.

Overall it was a good weekend.  We'll try a different camp next year and try to get more boys from the pack and den to join us.

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