Cub Scout Camporee

I know, I know, I know.  It’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything here.  What can I say?

Actually, I’m sure I could share quite a bit…I was at the Phillies’ game when Jimmy Rollins hit a walk-off double to beat the Dodgers in the NLCS…my chickens finally started laying eggs…I’m heading to my first World Series game this weekend…I visited to new Wegman’s in our area.  All these things were pretty cool and were new experiences in my life.

There is one experience that really stands out for me as a highlight for this month – I went on an incredible, fun, wet camping adventure with my son last weekend.  If you live on the east coast, you might remember that the weather last weekend wasn’t the greatest.  In fact, the rain at times was downright torrential.  Despite the bad weather and the resulting muddy conditions, I had an awesome weekend with my son and his Webelos Den at the Lafayette District Extreme Challenge Boy Scout Camporee held at Pennypacker Mansion.  Besides camping and cooking in the mud, we spent all day Saturday using compasses to navigate a challenging course while we hopped from activity station to activity station.  The kids had to navigate a pitch-black hay maze on their knees.  They had to work together to drag a log up a big muddy hill and then saw off a slice of wood using a two-man saw.  They had to work together to build a catapult to shoot water balloons at a “raging” fire.  They had to tie a knot around a stake without getting closer than 20 feet from the stake.  They had to build a container to safely drop an egg.  All in all, they did nine different stations that were creatively laid out by the Boy Scouts of Troop 105.

At night, we dodged thunder and lightning to make it over to a large tented area where we enjoyed skits and a movie.  Isaac and I both had a blast!  Apparently, we weren’t the only ones.  At our pack meeting this week, several of the other dad’s were commenting about how much fun they had camping together with their sons and the Cub Scouts.

I’m looking forward to more opportunities to enjoy these kinds of adventures with my son!