Vipers Canoe Trip

Vipers Canoe Trip
So much more than playing and paddling

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Summer Event

This year the boys scouts planned there own summer event. We didn't call it summer camp because it was so much more. This wasn't a merit badge camp. It was an adventure camp!

The adventure took us to the buffalo river area around Jasper Arkansas. For 5 days we played in the wild then went to the Jacksonville Air Force Base to end the camp.

Our tents, happen to be a lodge. A pretty dang nice lodge also.

Meals were cooked by the scouts and food was bought by the scouts.
Have you ever had your scouts buy food for 7 days? Not an easy task.

Amazing enough though, a knock on our door every morning at 7am meant it was time to get up and eat.

Rickeretts cemtary is a great place to adventure some. Plenty of room to climb and explore.

Plenty of awesome views also.

Lunch was different, PB&J tacos. Not to shabby.

You can't adventure with out a hike, and this one had a stream crossing.

And a rattlesnake!

Whats better than a friendly game after a long day.

Blanchard Springs had some great cave tours.

They also have trails, fishing, and stuff. Plan on a whole day there.

Yep moms not here to help us.

Lunches being made.

Where better to earn the canoeing merit badge, than on a river! Not a dang lake paddling in circles!

This river had awesome views also!

That's Alexander. My rookie copilot. Never been a canoe! This is also the last picture on my phone, because in a panicky moment he leaned to far over to on side and we rolled over. Part of the game I guess.
My waterproof phone bag wasn't so waterproof and spent the rest of the trip in a bag of rice.

More pics to come though as I took my sons phone from time to time!
Be looking for a review on phone bags soon also. ;) 

ScoutMaster Danny

Busy times..........with Summer Camps

Man have we been busy!
First we had cub camp for 4 days, then we had our Boy Scout summer event. Both went great. This post will be large covering both events today. I planned on covering summer camp every night from camp, but phone coverage in the mountains of Arkansas is not so great.

KiaKima Cub Scout Resident Camp 2015

It's really hard to beat a 4 day camp for cubs! The amount of fun they can have is unmeasurable. 

Food at Kia Kima is not so much fun though. It was better than food of the past, but don't go expecting a good meal. This year we cooked several of our own.

Fire Log, we had a hollow log we were cooking on. We just put our cast iron griddle right over the hole. This log burned all night and some. Made for a great picture.

Shooting sports has to be the largest draw at a cub camp. The younger boys love to shoot. And who can blame them?

I never have understood why helocopter moms want to take knife fun away from scouts. They earned the right to use their knife, let them whittle something!! Soap is a great start.

Is there a better seat than a dad's foot?

My son Coy.

This boy cracks me up! He is one of my favorites.

If your Pack doesn't do a long camp like this, you are missing out! We do ourself made long camp over spring break. Get the boys out there and haveing an adventure!

About Me

Sitting around the campfire last month, my friends and I were discussing how we wished we had a camping journal. After years of scouting we have seen some awesome things, and spent more nights in the woods than we count. This will be my simple story of my outdoor adventure with friends and my scouts.