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Monday, October 27, 2008

Camping

Scott's scout troop went camping this week-end. They left Saturday morning and came back Sunday afternoon, so it seems on paper to be not such a big deal.

But it was.

See, this was a "hike in" camping excursion. They had to carry EVERYTHING in on their backs. EVERYTHING. Even a little trowel to dig their "cat hole" (read "potty hole" for those not into extreme camping). The hike in was meant to be about 3 1/2 miles.

But they got lost.

It was really more like 7 1/2 miles.

Then they had to set up camp, cook their own food, dig their cat hole, collapse from exhaustion, and get up in the morning, cook their breakfast and hike 3 1/2 more miles out. Scott LOVED it. He and his friend J camped together, and they make a good team I think. Scott brought his own tent, but they ended up sharing anyway ;-). It was great other than the poor behavior of one of the other scouts, who shall remain nameless because his parents are SO NICE (in this case the apple fell WAY far from the tree).

Anyway, his shoulders are pretty sore from his pack, but we are SO PROUD of him!
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2 comments:

Tiffany said...

I am truly impressed. I can't imagine a 10 year old boy hiking, setting up camp and then cooking his own dinner. Boy scouts sound great!

Randi Sue said...

what an adventure!