|There is an assembly line quality to the |
process of cleaning the bottles and cans.
|The hikers want to make sure I know the correct direction to go.|
|Atop the Big Rock.|
|The scouts following their speed hike of a thousand feet of elevation change.|
|Johnson and Oliver seem to be enjoying their time on the mountain.|
|Gideon takes flight.|
|Trey seems blown away by Luke's frisbee skills.|
|George and Rhett play frisbee along with the camp dog.|
|Jake, Gideon, Luke, Whit, Harrison P. and Jackson L. learn the mystical arts of chess.|
|Johnson waits his turn to engage in the gladiatorial contest that is ga-ga ball.|
Free range Thursday is also free of dinner in the dining hall. Some troops prefer to go to town for pizza but we decided to stick with cooking hobo meals in the campsite. The dining hall staff issued us the ground beef, potatoes, carrots, onions, and cabbage along with the foil to wrap it all up in. We used the fire pit in the campsite to ignite a giant pile of charcoal, overseen by Battalion Chief Lovvorn, while other scouts chopped up the vegetables. Then all of the scouts put their meals together in the foil packets and laid them directly on top of the charcoal. The adults opted to put the ingredients into our Dutch oven for a tasty meal of Lithuanian goulash. The meal was capped off with a watermelon. Although the foil and plastic forks could be thrown away after the meal, there was still a great deal of detritus left on the ground, including potatoes, carrots, onions, and about a hundred thousand watermelon seeds.
|The pile of hobo meals grows upon the fire.|
|Tyson skillfully filets the watermelon.|
Photos from free range Thursday are available at this link.