The troop spent a long weekend in October getting exposure to shooting sports: archery, BB guns, .22 rifles and shotguns. We also threw in some mountain top camping with beautiful vistas and an Iron Chef breakfast competition.
The weather was kind, with little wind and warm sunny skies, which made for no excuses when targets were missed!
31 people in total took part, including about half the boys and girls in the Troop along with 18 adults.
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Beach, bluff & blood
I expect everyone is home now and has showered, thrown their clothes in the laundry (or trash) and is looking forward to a big dinner!
I really enjoyed the trip and we had a good crew, so thank you to all the hikers. I heard few complaints (most were from me about mixing heavy packs and loose sand), and I am very happy about our choice to go to the Lost Coast. I am missing sitting on the beach during the evening waiting for the sun to set. Strangely, I am also missing going to the local stream or pond to wash my hair. We had some great camp sites- Cooksie Creek and Miller Flat were my favorites.
We learned some things about food. Personally, I lost 6.5lbs this week, and that was post Arizona Ice Tea, Taco Bell and McDonald’s french fries today. We brought enough food (we couldn’t have carried more), but we’ll need to ensure our calorie count is higher for future trips.
Also, thank you to our logistics crew of Kathy, Phil and Alison Davis. Helping shuttle cars around saved lots of time, extra hiking and headaches.
I’m glad we returned with all 13 hikers in much the same physical condition as when they left. However, spend a moment for our “fallen”, including Marion’s Aerobie (which is sailing somewhere in the Pacific), Donald’s glasses (which are now a kit loosely assembled with duct tape), Donald’s Kindle (1/3 of the screen still works), Donald’s disposable razor (in two pieces but evidently functional), Niko’s left boot (still serviceable and fashionable wrapped in bright green duct tape with some excellent cobbling by Allen) and Enzo’s tent pole (not an antenna, Enzo!).
I hope everyone had an enjoyable time and feels a sense of accomplishment.
Enjoy the extensive photo gallery below!
This is overdue, but the summer has been busy.
Fabulous support from the parents and families with a changing rota all week, ably led by Donna. Badges, wilderness sleep-over, the Clavey overnighter, Tribe advancement, 3,000 calories per day!
A beautiful location and a great chance to connect with nature, refine Scout skills and (for the adults) relax 🙂
I’m going to let the photos speak for themselves – click below!