E and I(M) went out on his first Cbaree. It was great. He has only had two evening sessions before this first camp session. Still being a "tendrpaw" but wanting to go, and a little nervous about the concept, he asked that I go too. I'm glad he did because it was a lot of fun for kids and adults. It was really cool to see the kids learn key skills. At the camp they learned how to build a personal fire (which each cub had the opportunity to do four times over the weekend), build an emergency shelter (they each built one during their lesson), use a compass to take a bearing and conduct introductory orienteering, and trialcraft (using the environment to signal to others your route). The cubs were also responsible for their own meal on Sat night. E and his friend made chili, noodles, caesr salad and raw veggies. It was excellent. E really had a good time and can't wait to go out again in Novmber.
Here is our campsite and E and his buddy cooking supper.
The cooks ate last, but still ate a hearty meal. Another cub learning how to make coffee for a Scoutt leader.
After supper the boys took some time to relax by the fire before the "grand campfire" later that night.
On Sun morning E got sidetracked on his way to get some firewood.
On the last day, the boys had to prove they had learned their skills and had a challenge where they had to do a 2hr hike and apply all of their skills correctly. Here is E and his friend using a "hobo stve" at the end of the adventure. Since they knew how to light a fire, they were given a kit and had to light the fire, heat water and make their own ht cholclate. Objective complete. They all did very well. Here is the entire troop. It is a small troop of only 6 kids (One couldn't make the trip).
Again, a very fun weekend for all.