Weekend campout at Blackhawk Forest Preserve, Route 31, South Elgin.
Friday, December 20th to Saturday, December 21th. It was much colder
than last year, but we had agreat time!
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|In the cabin, lounging around the wood burning stove. Zach, Chris, Kirk, and Spencer.|
|Kirk Gray. Skateboard optional.|
|Scoutmaster Dale Blotter readies another dutch oven dinner.|
|"How come you guys get steak but we don't?"|
|Biscuits are ready.|
|Brownies didn't turn out as well, but disappeared nonetheless.|
|I slept outside. No tent, just a tarp. I was anxious to test my new Marmot down bag. I was not disappointed!|
|Kirk Gray and Chris Reynolds slept in a tent rather than in the cabin.|
|Steve Homer shows Kirk Gray how to whip the ends of a rope.|
|Kirk Gray inspects Chris Reynolds' rope whipping.|
|We built a monkey bridge. Lacking sufficiently long, strong poles, we made use of two trees as shown here.|
|Kirk Gray ties a stringer to the monkey bridge.|
|Chris Reynolds ties a stringer to the monkey bridge.|
|Everyone is a little skeptical on their first time across a monkey bridge.|
|Soon we're playing "king of the bridge". Spencer vs. Kirk.|
|Kirk vs. Jeffrey.|
|No, really, I'm not cold.|
|Fishing for Pirhana This is a lashing contest: Lash two poles together end-to-end, use the poles as a single fishing pole in order to catch a rat trap. First team to catch a trap wins the game.|
|Fishing for pirhana.|
Copyright © 2002 by Bill Qualls (Assistant Scoutmaster).
Last updated December 22, 2002.
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