October 28th, 2012

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2012 Council Camporee

Our happy Crew attended the Hoosier Trails Council Camporee this weekend. Five Venturers and three adults camped out; one adult visited for the day Saturday; and one youth had to stay home, sick. Deanne was a real trouper, I must say.

The weekend started out cold and wet. The wet got better as the sun came out and dried up all the landy-landy, but the wind that blew the front through was downright chilly. At one point Saturday afternoon, I found myself sitting in a lawnchair with the sun burning my left cheek while the right side of my face was numb with cold wind. Go figure.

Crew 119 got the Spirit Award for the most tricked-out car from Wapehani District. If there had been a "best in show," I feel sure we would have nailed it. We not only had the coolest car, we came in costume to race it. Still, we finished 10th overall for time, which wasn't bad.

There were other cool activities to do. I schmoozed several people about Venturing and about our Congo mission trip. This morning, I led worship for about 250 Scouts and Scouters. We took up an offering for the NAUMS Bible project, which came to $101.14!

After we got home, we set up the tents to dry and went our separate ways. This concludes the October madness for me this year. And now, for the pix!Collapse )