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Last weekend I joined my son and little brother for a little camping with their boy scout troop. We traveled about 90 minutes to Camp Rock Enon, a BSA Camp located near Gore, VA. The camp-out was a combined winter camping/cooking theme. We cooked lunch, dinner and breakfast the following morning and had a great time just hanging out in between, lighting fires, digging holes, trying the obstacle course, and chopping wood. It’s a guy thing ;-)
The adults had some really wonderful stuff to eat. And many thanks to the ladies who did the cooking on this trip (grub masters, although the term seems wrong given the quality of the meals). Chicken fettuccine, Monty Christos, Potato Home Fries, cobbler, cinamon (monkey) bread and more. Best food I ever had :-)
Below are some pictures from the trip. I really enjoyed some of the spider web shots from the morning. We had a very heavy dew that actually started around 4pm the day before! And everything was covered in it by morning.
All of these were shot with my new Canon S90 pocket camera which is a great machine for these type of trips.
I took three of my Webelos II scouts out to the National Weather Service’s Sterling Virginia office for a tour of the facility. They are having a public open house tomorrow and Sunday and today they invited a few scouts out to get a look at the facility. In addition, they had the local Fox 5 weather man, Tony Perkins, out on location doing his reports for the morning news live every 15 minutes.
During one of the reports, he let my son Jacob and his fellow scouts, Paul Sesay and Josi Echeverria, present the weather during his report. It was a real thrill for them and something they will remember for a long time. I remember my first time on TV in Baltimore in some sort of Romper Room show. Anyway, here is the video.
When you take a group of scouts fishing, it rather vaguely resembles the sport. They don’t really want to touch the worms (yuk!), they are constantly within 1/1000th of an inch of getting the hook lodged in their arm (or worse!), and they are screaming at each other throughout the process (which can be heard by the fish of course).
But on this warm April afternoon, I took 7 scouts fishing at the little pond near the school and everyone caught at least one fish! They were really biting. There’s something about catching your first fish, that is really exciting.1 comment