Monday, February 24, 2014

Boy Scout Troop 663

We always enjoy having the Scouts up at the camp. For this particular weekend Drew Prevost, who was one of the scouts, was the contact person and made all the arrangements. The day before they came we had a pretty good rain at the camp but during their stay the weather was nice. 
Five or six of the boys were here to earn their Wilderness Badge which involves them making their own shelters and providing their own food for a night. I was not able to get a picture of their shelters before it got dark as they were still in the process of completion. 
One of the instructors did build one as an example and went ahead and slept in it himself. 

They invited me over for dinner which was very good and plenty of it. 
There were demonstrations of building fires and various other things taking place during the day and I did manage to get a picture of one such time.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Farley Men Adopt the Obstacle Course

We would really like to thank Ben Langford, Shawn Reed and the other men who came out from Farley Baptist Church to the Camp and help with the Obstacle Course. Mostly this first trip out was to get a better idea on what needs to be done to improve the area, though they did get some things accomplished while they were here.

One of the guys brought a leaf blower and removed the 3-inch leaf mat that had built up through the Fall and Winter. 

Next on the agenda was to build a step-up to the horizontal ladder, which would make it easier for the smaller kids to participate. 
They had tools and made quick work of that project. Ben said they would be back again and make this area a focus of their men's ministry. We look forward to and appreciate all their help.