Sorry - I couldn't resist the pun! This weekend we had a big campout inviting all the Webelos to join us. We had a cabin and lots of activities for the new Scouts. Some of our older Scouts needed to camp out in a tent. If a Scout is going to be out in a tent, I require 2 adults to sleep outside, too. I think it's only fair. That way we will know if it's just cold... or dangerously cold.
That's my gray back-packing tent just before we tore them down in the morning. It's my home sweet home. But what you really want to see is my classic bedtime snapshot in my tent.
This definitely qualified as a cold campout. Temps got down to 18 degrees. It was nice going to bed, but from 2-6 a.m. it qualified as cold. That means I sleep for 45 minutes, roll over, sleep for another 45 minutes and pray to God I don't have to get out and go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. And before you get too excited, that's a store bought hat. I misplaced my favorite hat... so I bought this until the other can be found.
And I've taken to wearing these orange hand knit socks for winter campouts. They are thicker than my normal fingering weight yarn socks (these are almost a sport weight yarn) and they're perfect for sleeping.
But the real treat for this campout, aside from all the new Webelos, was having two guest chefs cook for our parents. They made oven baked "fried chicken"; salad; roasted sweet potatoes, potatoes and onions with rosemary...
And the dessert brought smiles to the faces of children and adults alike
Deep Fried Oreos! mmmmm.
So it was a great weekend for fun and camping. I think we helped the Scouts and new parents realize you can cook just about anything on a campout.