This weekend was a bit cold but it was certainly fun. James and I went with his troop to do a day of climbing at Lawhorn Scouting Base in the Flint River area. I did not climb because I had the duty of serving as the fire manager / adult on relaxation duty at the camp site. That was my self proclaimed title. James and the other scouts climbed and repelled all morning. Then after lunch they went back for round two. I found myself stuck in a chair monitoring the status of a warm fire and holding down a comfortable sleeping bag. Hard work.
In addition, James and I experimented with some cooking recipes so we could be prepared for an upcoming camp and hike form our pack event. I discovered that a simple percolator can be used for a variety of purposes and in a number of ways. We cooked rice and chicken, pasta and pesto, hot cocoa, and oatmeal. It worked better than expected. I cheated some by eating hamburgers with the adults, but the meals I had were more than enough. I loved it… and so did James.
Sunday morning was cold and wet but it all came together well. Loads of fun. This covers James’ adventure for February. I think his next event will be a Merit Badge Weekend… Oh boy.