Sunday, March 25, 2007

Weekend at the Park.






Hello everyone,
Did ya'll miss me?I bet you never knew I was gone.....
I just got back from a boy scout camp out.We went out to Poinsett State Park and stayed 2 nights and one full day.Lake Poinsett State Park, isn't very big.But its full of surprises.
This was a Webelos only camp-out.Which means 10 or 11 year-olds only.Later we will have family outings so everyone can come.
Friday 5:00pm check in.
Set up tents and sleeping bags in assigned tent.
6:45 supper:which the adults cooked.Hamburgers and chips and drinks.
7:00 carry wood to fire rings.
7:15 play till 9:oo pm.
9:00 hike to bathrooms before tent time.
9:30 tent time.
9:30 to 10:00 pm quite talk till 10:00.
10:00pm to 7:00 am sleep time.
You know the adults don't sleep right away,they have to unwind.
Saturday the boy's planted bulbs and picked up trash till noon.
The park has an area that's just for the local boy scouts,We all stay free of charge any weekend we want.The boys pick up the trails as a way of thanking the park.Plus it teaches them also.
I love their motto,"Leave no trace".The last thing I want to see when I'm fishing or walking is someone else's trash.
The boys earned belt loops and badges for fishing and cooking also.We had a good meal cooked in a foil pouch last night,it was easy.I made my own and it was great!!!
take 2 layers of foil about 12 inches square,lay a hamburger patty,sliced potatoes and onions on top season.Then lay on the coals in a fire.Cook about 20 minutes and its done.Each boy chose what they wanted and an adult placed it in the fire.
This morning we had boil-in-baggie scrambled eggs and sausage and biscuits.Coffee for us orange juice or milk for the boys.Then we broke down camp and came home.
Now I have to clean out my car,its full of camping stuff and covered in pollen.Did I tell you the Oaks and Pine Trees are blooming?The pollen is so thick,you have to wash the wind-shield before you can see.This is NOT good for my nose,it tried to run off all weekend.But it was worth every minute of it.Because we had a blast....now I have to go back to work and rest up;D.LOL.
My hubby came out and took a few pictures I'll post at the side.Enjoy all. Click on title to see the park.....

12 comments:

Susie said...

What fun! My husband used to be a Webelos leader when our son was in Scouts..
He was in it for years and reached the rank of Eagle.
I remember very well those days of campouts.. Such fun!!
:)

Rachel said...

Sounds like heaps of fun!! It's a lovely place!!

I like that name; Webelos!!

Diane J. said...

It's a good time of year to camp. Not too hot, not too cold. Unless it's storming, LOL! ;D

Hopefully it'll be our turn soon.

Love you, Sis,

Diane

Greeneyes said...

Yes you were missed , LOL
but it sounds like you had a blast of a time , nice for children to have trips like that , good for the soul .Sounds like it was good for you as well !!!!
I am in envy of your flowers and springtime , it is happening here but I will not see any flowers or grass for some time , :(

I wondered for a while if the ICE Age came Back LOL
Hope you have a great day .
Take care

G

Diane J. said...

Hey, Sis, check out this story in the Jonesboro Sun...

http://www.jonesborosun.com/story.php?ID=26765

There's a pic of some of the Scouts working at the Lake and a fair-sized story about it. I couldn't tell if any of the boys was Jon or not.

Mama Earthy said...

No, it's not only men that rape and abuse but let's face it, my friend... it's the vast majority. *sigh* When you're walking alone down a dark street, does your heart start beating faster if a woman is walking behind you or a man? I don't know about you but I am totally trusting of a woman walking behind me MUCH more than I am of a man. When I think of rape and abuse, I think of M-E-N, hands down. ~Mama Earthy

PEA said...

Sounds like an awesome time....I was in the Girl Guides for three years and I remember my favourite part was camping with the group in the summer time:-) Sometimes it's fun to just "rough it" but then again it's always nice to come home to our creature comforts! lol xox

Mountain Mama said...

Oh yes. I had forgotten about the scout campouts.
Iw as assistant den mother for a year. WOW! what a job with all those active little guys. It's a good thing I was a lot younger.
I'm glad you enjoyed yourself.

Pretty Lady said...

Glad to heard you had a wonderful time, I enjoyed your pictures.

Cecil said...

Glad you had a good time.. I know you enjoy it and so does Jon.. Love ya more...

kansasrose said...

Looks like a great time Donna! Beautiful time of year for it too! I volunteered with my youngest girl's gs troop and the camping was so much fun! Have a great weekend my friend! xxxooo ps when can I see a pic of ya with your "aunt Bea" apron on???? :)

Sister said...

Hi Donna,
Nice to see that y'all are enjoying the benefits of Springtime!