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Monday, March 9, 2009

Memories, Mud & Matilda



The campers returned Sunday morning, tired but happy. Their overnight camp-out was fun filled, wet, damp and muddy. But full of memories for a daddy and son!

The Scout camp is located about fifteen minutes outside of town on the banks of a lake and on the outskirts of a bush. They have a cinderblock cabin and an outdoor washroom.

The Beavers have never ventured out on a winter camp-out before. When they went out to the camp at the beginning of the week it was quite snowy and icy, but thanks to a warm-up and rain most of that was gone around the main cabin. Matthew fell on the ice when they went out for the campfire meeting, and he has been sporting a lovely black/blue/purple/yellow eye.


When they first got there they got settled into their bunks and then decided to go out into the bush for a hike. The hike quickly became rained out as it came pouring down, so they headed back to the cabin so the boys could get warmed up and dried off.


The kids passed the time by watching a movie. Note - my son is the one perched at the top of the ladder stretching his neck in an attempt to watch the movie.


The plan for supper was to have spaghetti with meat sauce. A local diner owner had volunteered to make the sauce at his restaurant and deliver it out to the camp. Do you think he showed up, or called to say he wasn't able to bring it out? So, when they realized they were lacking in supper, they sent one of the parents into town to pick up sauce and frozen meatballs. The good thing about kids is they don't realize when things don't go according to plan and that there wasn't any supper.



And, because it was still raining they couldn't have their campfire at the fire pit. They built a smaller fire closer to the cabin, but again the kids didn't care.





They finally got a chance to head out for their hike, once the rain broke early Sunday morning. This is when they came across Matilda's lair. Matilda is a half man/half wolf that lives in the Scout camp bush. Matilda lives in a hollowed out tree and enjoys feeding off of young boys.

They closed camp by lowering their flag. The next camp is planned for beginning of May!




This little Beaver came home with his winter camp badge, and full of memories, and stories of Matilda, and covered in mud!

26 comments:

blueviolet said...

Kids roll with the punches so much better than adults do!

Lisa said...

Sounds like tons of fun (for kids that is)! ;-)

Mighty M said...

Looks like the kids had a great time!

jen@odbt said...

Sometimes we worry so much and the kids don't even notice when things aren't according to plan. Glad it was fun for them. Good thing the next camp is in May :)

Janet said...

Brrrrr! It does look chilly! Glad the kids had fun and hope the black/green/purple eye heals quickly!! How scary, the story about Matilda!

Me said...

That right there is what being a kid (especially a young boy) is all about! The good stuff that memories are made of!

Randi Troxell said...

looks like a ton of fun... and thats one of the great things about kids.. even if plans dont go smoothly they still have fun!

Nancy said...

this is what happened at our girl scout camp last year, it was so cold we were just FREEZING, it was miserable. It WAS still fun, moments, here and there, LOL

Kristie said...

What fun! I can't wait until my little ones are old enough to do stuff like Scouts with them :-)

Always a Southern Girl said...

What great fun! I love camping. Thanks for sharing that with us all.--Take care, Renee

Kristina P. said...

This makes me happy that we never went camping in the snow. Brrrr!!

Bee and Rose said...

I love the whole Matilda story! That completely inspired me to do a campout here! I love the roasting marshmallows! Looks like a wonderful weekend!

xoxoxo!!!

ASHLEY said...

sounds like the kids had alot of fun!!!

hippo chick said...

Oh that brings back so many memories of Girl SCout Camp. My mom was a leader and took us camping, hiking and all the things Girl Scouts do.

I also went to camp with Paige a few times. What fun.

I'll bet dad was pretty happy to get back home??

~hippo hugs~

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

Oh, what fun! I cannot wait to go camping with my girls.....once, that is!

McCrakensx4 said...

Thanks for blogging by! Cute kids!! And what a fun camping trip! Great pics!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Looks like they had lots of fun in spite of the cold...great pictures and wonderful memories! :)

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Oh what fun! Love the pics!

Melissa said...

That just warms my heart...what a great week~end away with dad.

Opus #6 said...

That looks really fun!

Maggie R said...

awe Pam.... Bless their hearts..... I bet they had such a good time....
Thanks for sharing all those great pictures.
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Glenda, saved by grace said...

I love it. I felt like I was camping with the boys, and man did I get cold when I saw all that snow!!
I think thats when I moseied on back to
T E X A S.
Nice blog...I will be back!

Wibeche og Rune said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog:)

You have a beautiful family.

Wib.

Kate said...

I bet they hope it is warmer next time, but hey boys love any time they can go camping. Great post and pictures.

Cascia said...

Looks like they had a lot of fun. I couldn't imagine camping when it is cold with snow on the ground. But I bet the kids didn't care.

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