(all photos were taken by the troop photographer, jim)
all the weather hadn't turned cool yet as it is now, it was a nice night for a fire. john was the firestarter and marshall. the boy scouts were at camp low, just a twenty minute drive and a girl scout camp. it seems to be an well-constructed campsite, with a really large, defined firepit.
there's john, sitting by the fire. this is john's first camp out as an assistant senior patrol leader - number two/three in the troop. jarrod is the other assistant senior patrol leader. jarrod is hoping to make senior patrol leader next elections.
some of the boys, including jarrod (at top in the middle), slept in these facilities. other boys needed the requirement of setting up a tent and sleeping in it for part of rank advancement. jarrod's (and john's ) rank advancement requirements are a bit more difficult right now - seeing as how their next rank is eagle scout.
jeff has had the boys split wood enough that it is a 'normal' activity for them. it's a skill they are getting comfortable with.
large and in charge and at the center of attention. jarrod and john on either side of their friend, hunter who is the senior patrol leader.
jeff was 'tasked' by scout master to be in charge of the adult leaders meals. what that actually meant was, 'your the cook.' the scouts fixed hot dogs and stew friday night after getting settled into camp. jeff grilled the adults' hot dogs and doctored the stew with seasonings. not sure what the boys ate for breakfast but jeff fixed the adults french toast and get this, western omelets with ham, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and cheese. dinner saturday night was grilled chicken breasts seasoned with lemon pepper, green beans with leftover ham and onions from breakfast and scalloped potatoes.
let's just say, the adults ate well.
a picture worth a thousand words. that's jeff in the middle. with his 15-year old sons on either side of him.
guess who is taller?
pick the shortest?
guess who would be the winner in a floor fight?
guess who would be the winner in a 2-mile run?
guess who could work the longest?
guess who weighs the most?
good camp out. only a few hangups. a few discussions that needed discussing. a couple of assistant senior patrol leaders needed taken to task. but all in all a good first camp out of the fall season.
and finally (or last but not least), i made a page for their boy scout book.