Oak Mountain Campout

Navigators earned their Fire Ranger Trail Badge and completed several requirements toward their Camping, Aquatics, and Outdoor Cooking Trail Badges!

Trailmen enjoyed swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding on Saturday morning.

Navigator Beau enjoying some canoe time with his dad
Adventurers Brock and K.C. and Navigator Tal enjoy some time in the lake
Navigator Joey is a natural on the paddleboard
Navigator Beau getting ready to try paddleboarding
So far so good!
Adventurers Brock, K.C., and Mark T. take a canoe tour of the lake
Navigators Ben and Charlie are getting good at paddleboarding and kayaking, while Tal enjoys a refreshing swim
Navigator Beau loved kayaking
That is the ugliest Trailman I've ever seen! Cute dog though!
Mr. Charley could hang out in the kayak all day

Navigators learned about fire safety and practiced building three types of firelays. Here, Joey builds a lean-to fire, which is great for rainy or windy weather.

We eat well when we camp, and this was no exception! Trailmen made beef hobo packs for themselves and their fathers, two Trailmen made Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler for the troops, and each Trailman made his own omelet!

Mr. Brad makin' bacon! (And eggs)
Mr. Brad teaches Navigators and Adventurers how to make beef hobo packs for themselves and their dads
Hobo Packs almost ready for cooking!
Almost ready!
Now that's a good dinner!
Navigator Beau and Adventurer Mark each made Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler for dessert
A little vanilla ice cream and it's PERFECT
Ham and cheese omelet with onion, green onion, spinach, tomato, and jalapeños, and topped with salsa will get your motor runnin'

After Sunday worship we went to the lake for more aquatics.

Navigators learned survival floating techniques
Navigator Beau begrudgingly models the new troop life jackets
Navigator Charlie saves Mr. Chris!
Navigator Beau winds up to deliver a life ring to a "distressed swimmer"
Navigators Charlie, Ben, and Beau prepare to race!
And they're off!

Navigators learned how to select a good camp site and dig catholes.