After a successful 18-19 canoeing year, we kicked-off a new year of adventures with a backpacking weekend at Henry Coe State Park. We had some regulars, some returning old hands and some new participants (nice).
The weather was hot, but not insanely so, making our short 3-mile each way intro hike a great chance for us all to re-aquaint ourselves with our gear. Including our legs!
The scouts had time to focus on some skills and rank advancement activities in the afternoon: totin’ chip, compass reading and orienteering, bear hangs, lost-scout search and rescue, and camp cooking.
In an unplanned activity, several of our older scouts got the chance to pit their recent wilderness first aid training to use when one scout took a tumble and gashed their head. All seems well and we wish Scout B a smooth recovery.
Next month we hope to see even more if you for another intro event on the Skyline ridge walking into Camp Chesebrough.