Chit Chatting the Night Away
Their first night at camp, these girls are having fun talking with each other and munching on their goldfish at Camp Manatoc Scout Camp.
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Night Time Campfire
Emma, Louis, and Mason standing around the campfire on the first evening of the campout at Camp Manatoc Scout Camp.
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Girls of Scouts BSA Troop 161 setting up their tents for the evening tent overnight, an advancement requirement. Its beginning to rain...lets make it quick.
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Setting up tents for the girls to overnite in one during this campout, with the boys lending a hand.
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Teamwork & Tents
Boys from Boy Scout Troop 161 (Euclid's Pioneer Troop) lending a hand and showing the girls of their sister troop, Scouts BSA Troop 161, how to set up the troops tents for their evening overnight.
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Matching the Corners
Emma and Sam laying out their tent as the rain begins. Sam reaching for her hood as the rain is coming down harder, which will eventually turn to snow later in the evening.
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The rain fly is one of the most important parts of the tent as it will keep you warm and dry in inclement weather, which is now starting to make itself known.
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Tent in the Woods
Other girls in the troop raising their tent for their evening overnight
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Emma and Sam with the finished product...a nice tight tent to keep them warm and dry on a snowy and wet overnight.
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The Grand Tour
Louis, one of the Assistant Scoutmasters, giving Sofia, the senior patrol leader, the grand tour of the inside of the tent after completing its set up.
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Working on it...
Wendy and Emily almost done with their tent.
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Leaders for Scout BSA Troop, and Euclid's Pioneer-Troop Jesse, Louis, and Alex prepping the lunch station for the kids.
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Demonstration in the Cabin
Its beginning to rain at this point of the day, so we moved indoors for a backpacking stove discussion and demonstration inside the cabin where the girls were bunked for the weekend.
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We Have FIRE!
The Scoutmaster demonstrating one of the backpacking stoves to Kenny.
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Donovan trying his hand at lighting one of the many backpacking and camp stoves after the demonstration by the Scoutmaster
The Flame Goes How High?
London, and other girls getting a hands on demonstration of this backpacking stove....Whoa!! Watch the beard.
Scoutmaster and the Stove
The scoutmaster demonstrating how to light the backpacking stove to one of the girls of Scout BSA Troop 161.
Teaching all Scouts
Betsy learning the operating parts of the backpacking stove with the assistance of the Scoutmaster.
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Sam learn how to operate and light one of the backpacking stoves.
Getting it Down
Donovan trying his had at another type of backpacking stove.
Lighting the Flame
Mason getting to try his hand at lighting the stove...Good Job
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London assembling her foil dinner
Assembly Line Lunch
Lunch is ready for assembly. Making foil dinners with hamburger, hot dogs, and lots of veggies...Yes, we eat healthy at camp...some of the time,
Waiting is the Hardest Part
The hardest part of the campout...waiting for the food to cook. After assembling their meal, into the fireplace it went to cook on a hot bed of coals.
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Foil Dinners in the Fire
Lunch resting on a hot bed of coals as they slowly cook to perfection.
London digging into her lunch after pulled from the fire.
Wash, Rinse, & Sanitize
The clean up after lunch of the cooking gear, and our personal utensils, during a rain break outside, and in the mud.
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Warm Dinner & Cold Night
The scouts had their choice of grilled cheese sandwiches or chicken stir fry, with fruit salad or garden salad, as well as tomato soup. Getting those carb for the cold overnight in the tents.
Posing for the Camera
Sam talking with Emily in their bunks before heading to the tents for the overnight.
Discussion over Cobbler
Evening fun time on a cold wintery night with a plate full of dutch oven cooked peach cobbler. BTW, yes its snowing now on this spring evening.
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