|Proud to be his Daddy!|
Our pack has been very successful in passing down the knowledge gained through generations of parent leaders. The camping trip is run smoothly thanks to this past knowledge and the ability to adapt to changing needs and ideas. When I first started participating, families would begin arriving on Friday evening. This day was for camp setup and casual gatherings. Dinner was on your own and there was no campfire. This coming years event will include a campfire program and cracker barrel (snacks) on Friday evening.
Saturday morning, breakfast was a casual affair handled at the family or den level. In past years the pack began proving the meals beginning with lunch. This year we have shifted Sundays breakfast to Saturday, taking into consideration the desires of the our pack family to make Sunday easier to pack and go home.
|Taking a hike|
Throughout the weekend the leaders emphasize the Boy Scouts of America leave no trace behind program. Anything that is not a part of the wilderness is picked up and thrown in the trash. Last year, when the boys built a rock fort, they spent Sunday morning taking it apart and making sure that the camp was back to a condition better than when we arrived.
The best part of the weekend personally is seeing Joseph playing with the other boys, without any electronics in sight. The boys quickly adapt and have fun running around being boys. The evening is spent telling stories around the campfire, doing silly skits and singing some fun scouting songs.
|Having a great time|
Next time you go camping, take the time to sit and look up into the night sky. Its amazing how many stars are visible when the lights of the city are gone. Its an amazing and beautiful sight to see.
Until next time my friends, love your kids,
Cherish your family.
|Breakfast with a fellow scout|
|Playing a game|