aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Venturers Campout

Our Venturers campout went well. We got over to Wilderstead Friday night about 9:00. Ate some snacks and goofed around. Made pancakes for breakfast. Took a walk around Wilderstead. I'd say it was uphill, both ways, except for Kaleb deciding to run down the trail from the top of Akes Hill. Award him Mudsurfing Merit Badge, if you please.

We cut quite a number of long, straight spars from young trees. We should have enough to build our signal tower for Scout Anniversary Week in February. The weather was chilly, but Scott and I were in shirtsleeves while running chain saws. The youth followed up our felling with trimming gear (bow saw, axe, pruner, two machetes, sickle).

Gargoyles Gargoyles
Kaila and Makayla -- now, how do we get rainwater to pour from their mouths?
Relaxin Relaxin
Ben, Makayla, Connor, and Melodie in the cabin at Wilderstead
Shy woodland creature Shy woodland creature
Ben investigates a hollow tree while Makayla looks on
By the creek By the creek
Connor, Kaleb, Kaila, Ben, and Makayla find a good resting spot
I'm a Lumberjack and I'm Okay I'm a Lumberjack and I'm Okay
Scott trimming a spar
Heave-ho Heave-ho
Bringing in a freshly-cut spar


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