This is Scouter Alex (our Rover) sitting atop the last stage of the Venturer-level obstacle course. We actually found the end of the course first, and then navigated it backwards. The picture has a \"twilight zone\" look to it because the contrast was artificially enhanced, because the light was behind him and you can\'t see his face at all with the original lighting.
This structure was quite tall, and some of the Scouts were too nervous to go on it. But that\'s OK; it\'s good to challenge them instead of always giving them things they can handle easily.
The boys forming a line and checking the campsite for garbage, prior to lunch on the last day of camp. We were already well into the process of preparing to leave at this point. All the tents were already packed up, which is good because it had started to rain while we were at the obstacle course.
Our camp-ending hot dog campfire lunch!
John (one of the boys\' fathers) took these pictures with his own camera, and E-mailed them to me afterwards (that\'s why they are out of sequence with the other pictures). This one shows part of the camp site with the tents up.
Me watching the boys prepare the foraged wood for a campfire. They were separating out the drier bits, removing bark, and breaking up larger pieces into kindling. In previous years, Scouts had attempted to use bark as kindling, so we made sure to pre-emptively disabuse them of that notion this time.
Scouter Alex chopping wood. Next time, we need to bring a saw. We had gotten spoiled by the fact that most campsites leave pre-sawed pieces of wood laying around.
Dishwashing detail! There was a small shelter on the campsite, which we did not sleep in but which came in handy for preparing meals and washing dishes.
Inaugurating our campsite by hoisting our flag. We were unable to do this on the first night because it was pitch-dark and raining by the time most people arrived, so we had this ceremony after breakfast on the second day.
Giving the boys a bit of free time in the afternoon.