Here’s the boy packed and ready for wilderness survival camp. The scout troop put together a survival camp this week. Its two days and two nights spent roughing it. The idea is for the boys to hike to their campsite (located about a mile inside in a local wildlife park) and set up camp. They have to remain there using only the things they were able to carry in their backpacks. They set up their camp then completed a list of tasks like starting a fire, setting up a rain water collection system, building their own shelters and preparing their own food. It’s blistering hot this week so the exception was that we brought a couple of extra cases water for them. Other than that they had to learn the skills needed to survive on their own.
I got a picture message from the scout master and sure enough the boy caught a fish. Hoo Rah! During the course they will have completed the requirements for their wilderness survival merit badge. It’s a biggie and the boys are pretty excited. They worked hard and earned it. It’s Nicks first merit badge so I know he will be proud as hell. Good work to all the boys!