Friday, July 20, 2007

2007 Camp Lassen Day 3

Thursday night and Friday morning were again a lot colder than I expected. The routine for Friday was similar to Thursday. Reveille sounded at 7:00 a.m., the cub scout packs assembled at 7:45 a.m. for the raising of the flag and breakfast was served at 8:00 a.m.

The first session was a nature hike for the boys identifying the local trees and plants. They also spent some time getting a fishing lesson and making some paper boats.

After an early lunch, the second session included making a candle, starting a lanyard, and for the Webelos, a short motorcross bike course. Although Jack's bike skills are not particularly strong, he went on the hilly motorcross course.

The last session was two hours at the range. The boys got to shoot wrist rockets, bows and BB guns. He particularly enjoyed shooting the BB guns.

After a cafeteria style dinner, we spent some more time at the lake fishing.

At 8:15 p.m., everyone assembled in the meadow and silently trekked to the campfire. There an almost two hour program of skits by the staff and each cub scout pack and finally an award ceremony. By the time we got back to the camp, it was after 10:30 p.m.

About the half the group had decided to drive back to Sacramento after the campfire. They had packed up off and on during the afternoon. This was never part of my original plan so Jack and I spent another night in the tent.

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