Sunday, February 19, 2012

Big First Camping Weekend of 2012

This past weekend we had our first two groups of the year up at the camp.  Early on Friday afternoon, Asbury United Methodist brought about 75 guys from their youth for the annual "Manly Man" weekend and did they have a time. 

They played football and frisbee and explored the trails and though the temps weren't too bad for February, it was still a bit cool for the shorts and tee-shirts they were sporting.  I guess that's what makes them manly men. 

I enjoyed meeting Peter Dahlin, their Director of Youth Ministries, and the other leaders were all very friendly and appreciative.  At suppertime they made their way to the pavilion where one of the leaders cooked steaks for everyone. 
I love the smell of steaks cooking in the great outdoors.   
Around 6:00 that evening, Boy Scout Troop 96 out of Epworth Methodist arrived. 
Their main purpose for the weekend was to earn their Wilderness Badge.  They spent the first night acclimating and receiving instructions and then put it all to the test on the second day/night. 

This involved them building their own shelters to sleep in and cooking their own dinners as well.  While the temperature was not too bad they did have to deal with some rain. 

I did not get to speak with the leaders at the very end to see if all had earned the badge or not, but I have a feeling they did.  We always enjoy having the scouts up here and especially Bob Drinsick and Mary Breeden. 

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