Tuesday, February 14, 2012

T774 Snow Camp

Troop 774 hit Mt. Laguna for a snow camp.
* The weather was cold (the overnight low was 30) and there was some rain, but no snow
* Water was freezing on the trees and when a gust of wind passed by, a shower of small ice cubes came raining down!
* Our new gear (rain pants, jackets, gloves, base layers, wool caps, sleeping bags, et. al.) worked great; I was comfortable all weekend
* Roger, John and myself plotted a great orienteering course around the small pond.  The kids did great learning how to plot headings and walk given directions.  On a shorter course, they learned how to measure height and width.
* Bengt completed the axe and saw work for his Totin' Chip.
* Dinner was a bit of a challenge as the fires were hard to start due to wet wood.  We also gave the kids a crash course on dishwashing.
* After breakfast, we broke camp, had Thorns & Roses and heading home.

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