Mr. Pratt, Mr. Koslosky, Mr. Ivory, Mr. Bedel, Oliver, James, Jared,
Evan, Josiah, Sam A, Sam N, Matt, Jacob (& Nola & Jasper)
The Henderson campout was our February Winter
campout. It's an easy campout only 90 minutes away and there are many
campsites to choose from. Most of us spent the night in the cabin.
Originally we were thinking that some scouts would have to stay outside in
lean-to's but fortunately there was enough room in the cabin for anyone who
wanted to sleep inside. It was a cold night!
We arrived there late morning and started collecting fire
wood and moving snow to build the fire pit. We managed to find a lot
of big trees to burn..
For dinner we made white chicken chili and beef
chili. The meal was delicious going in...
A little background on the previous time I (Oliver) was at
this campsite. It was a different cabin but the same campground. We
had taco's that night and I got sick in the middle of the night and threw up
the tacos. This campout was similar, I once again got sick in the
middle on the night and once again threw up my dinner. Next time we
come to Camp Henderson, can we eat something other than Mexican food?
Besides Oliver getting sick, the campout was
great. We went on a little hike after we finished gathering wood. We
walked around the campground and then across the small lake that the
campground surrounds. The snow was well over a foot deep so walking
was difficult at times. Several of the boys decided to rough it in
tents for the night working towards their Camping Merit Badge.
We had our dinner, sat around the campfire and went to bed
around 10:00. It was a little cold during the night because the heater was
broken and the heat from the fireplace was escaping into the chimney instead
of the room.
We were still able to keep the room warm enough
and in the morning we packed up, ate a hot breakfast (eggs & sausage in
wraps) and headed home.