Thursday, July 19, 2007

2007 Camp Lassen Day 2

I was surprised by how cold it was overnight. I ended up covering Jack's sleeping bag with all of our jackets to keep him warm.

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 next two days are very structured.

Our pack's first activity was a workshop for their skit. At the closing campfire on Friday night, the boys from each pack put on a skit. The boys worked on their skit, performed it for two other packs and then practiced a couple of other skits from scripts to work on their presentation skiils.

After an early lunch, our pack was scheduled to spend time at the lake. A few of the parents and kids took kayaks and canoes out on the lake, but the majority of the kids spent the time fishing. Three of the boys had caught fish on Wednesday night before the pirate production. Three more, including Jack, caught fish Thursday afternoon. Both landing the fish and afterwards was probably as excited as I have ever seen Jack. It was the first fish he had ever caught and he could not stop talking about it.

The pack's next activities included whittling and orienteering. Jack earned his whittling chip.

After the flag retirement ceremony and another cafeteria style meal, a number of us went to the range. Jack got an opportunity to learn how to shoot bows and BB guns for the first time.

After the range, we headed back to a campfire at our camp site. Jack crashed hard about 10 p.m.

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