Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Evan Goes Camping

One of the first big events of Evan's Cub Scout career was the annual Cuboree camping trip last weekend.  He and Daddy had so much fun and got to do so many "firsts" together.  Evan will also earn several belt loops for all the activities he got to experience.  He set up camp, hiked, fished, shot bb guns, shot slingshots, played ultimate frisbee golf, enjoyed hanging out around the campfire telling ghost stories and making s'mores, and lots more outdoor fun!

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Evan quickly learned that camping is also hard work.  

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Carrying all their gear to the campsite.  It wasn't too far to hike.  Brody and Mommy went to help the boys set up camp and took them to dinner that night before leaving them for two days. 

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The boys with their tent

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Just enjoying some time in the woods together.

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Evan and some of his pack friends.  

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The Wolf pack with their den leader.

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Setting off for a morning hike to the flag pole. 

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I thought this tower and climbing wall just looked so neat out in the big open field.

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The flag pole

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The boys all join together for the flag ceremony.

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The oldest Cub Scouts, the Bears, got to raise the flag.

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The instructor teaching the boys how to use sling shots. 

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Evan and the other Wolves wear protective eye wear and listen to the instructor.

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Looking like a pro with his slingshot.  Yes, he even got a new pair of camo pants and hiking boots for his first camping experience.  I didn't want him ruining his good jeans and shoes out in the woods.  

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Looks like he could be on Hunger Games.  
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Then, they moved on to a game of Ultimate Frisbee golf. 

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Not sure what Evan's expression here meant!

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Evan taking his water break. They kept their water cups attached to the belts throughout the day.

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Then, they got to shoot bb guns.

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Evan aiming for the target.  Unfortunately, his gun was not sighted well at all, and even Daddy (who could be a sniper) couldn't hit the target.  

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The boys were treated to Chick-fil-a for lunch.  I told Eddie I couldn't believe they considered this camp food. Haha!

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This game baffled me.  I have never heard of it.  Apparently, it is called Gagaball, and opposite of soccer and kind of like dodge ball, you can't let the ball hit your legs, but you can hit it with your hands. It is a very dirty game played in a dirt pit.

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Apparently, it is popular enough to warrant this company making the pits.

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Evan actually did very well and was always one of the last standing on the blue team mostly because he would hang back and let the other boys handle the action during most of the game. 

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Getting ready to hit the ball.  I am so glad that he wore his camo pants and hiking boots that I didn't mind him getting so dirty.  

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Their theme that night was a fiesta so they made mariachi masks to wear. 

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Evan's was a skull.

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Oh my!

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The boys showing off their masks.

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Then, the boys got some fishing and casting instruction.

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And headed off for some fishing in the lake.

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Evan has been casting pretty well since this summer.

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Not only did he catch his first fish, but he caught 4 total.

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It started to rain while they were fishing.

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Evan showing off another catch with his pal, Patrick.

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Eddie thought the tower looked cool in the twilight.

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A mariachi band performed for the boys that night.

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And some of the boys tried to do a Conga line. 

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But when one of them suddenly stopped, it spelled disaster!  Haha!

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The boys gathered around the campfire that night to listen to their Pack Leader.  Many, including Evan, were just so tired they could barely keep their eyes open.

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Sweet little Cub Scout by the campfire.

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It was a great weekend, and I hope Evan learned a lot about being a Scout. 

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  1. As much as I want to like camping, I am just not a camping girl. But even I could get on board if my lunch was brought in and mariachis performed for me. Ha ha ha.

    It actually looks like an amazing weekend. I think camping like that (at a camp) as opposed to all alone out in the wilderness is so much more enjoyable. He will cherish those memories for forever.

    And I'm with Eddie- that tower looked awesome in the dark. Like something out of a movie.

  2. What an amazing weekend! When I was younger, I took Tae-Kwon-Do. My dad and I went on a camping trip with our school. It was something that I'll always remember. I'm sure Evan will remember this forever.

  3. This looks amazing and like a lot of fun. It reminded me a bit of the Family Camp weekend our family did this past summer. I hope Evan really enjoyed himself, despite being tired from all the activity!


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