868 in Action
BASIC SCOUTING CAMPOUT
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A recent ban on open burning had been lifted, and the scouts built a bonfire that "could be seen from space." This was both fun and a welcome source of heat on the first fall weekend where overnight temperatures dipped below freezing.
On Sunday morning, we conducted an in-camp worship service then continued to work on scout advancement until it was time to break camp and head for home.
|Saturday night's campfire was large and impressive. On a night where the mercury dipped to 24 degrees, scouts were content to simply sit and watch it --- and enjoy it's heat.|
|Rather than doing skits as we normally do, the boys sat and challenged each other with riddles for nearly an hour.||Scouts who wanted to roast marshmallows had to lay on the ground and shield themselves from the heat.|
|This the Wilderness Survival MB shelter where Nicholas spent Saturday night and endured a heavy frost.||Look closely and you'll find Noah nestled snugly down inside his shelter. Were he a hunter, Bambi wouldn't stand a chance!|
|Mr. Jacobs' expression reveals the taste of a cup of hot cocoa accidentally made with baking cocoa instead of chocolate mix.||Kraig, Brixton, and Chase around a dying fire in the Cobra Patrol campsite.|
|Scouts assembled for flag raising on Sunday morning.||Even the big boys liked to play with fire! Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Moore, Mr. Hagerman, and Mr. Canchola build a fire to keep everyone warm during the Sunday morning worship service.|
|Chaplain Aide Preston opened the service with prayer and a Bible reading. Kraig spoke about the power of prayer.||ASM Hagerman compared the way the moon reflects the sun's light to the way we are supposed to reflect the light of Christ.|
|Our group photo for this outing was taken just before we boarded the bus to head home. (L to R back front row) Chase, Andrew, Toby, Preston, Nicholas, Brixton, Noah, Thomas, and Adam. (L to R back row) Mr. Moore, Drew, Spencer, Nick, Dylan, Mr. Hagerman, Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Canchola, and Tyler. As usual, Mr. Meek is standing behind the camera!|