Cub Scout Camping
Monday, October 23, 2006 :::
Young Master Leahy went on his first campaign trip this past weekend.
He had a wonderful time.
I went with him.
I survived (though somehow got sunburned).
The venue was the Cub Scout Adventure Camp near Maidens in Goochland County. It wasn't like any camp location I'd ever been to -- there were bathrooms with showers, a pool, lodges, a lake, archery and b-b gun ranges -- it was more like a resort for exuberant boys.
My Dad and I never really camped. We went hunting. Which required a camp site, to be sure. But nothing compared to what the Scouts have created.
The kids were entertained and may actually have learned something along the way. I learned that Jack is a fair shot and is fascinated by rockets. He also expects to catch a fish with every cast.
So he didn't learn patience. But he did have smores. And that made it all worthwhile.
::: posted by Norman Leahy at 10/23/2006