Another trip to Haliburton Scout Reserve (HSR) is in the books. Tents are dry and packed, shelters stored, sleeping bags washed, dishes and pots are clean and have been put away until our next camp. This year we had the privilege of hosting members of the 1st Sittingbourne Salvation Army Scouts from England. It was a camp of many firsts.
Over the seven days, we had rain, thunderstorms, cold nights, bright sunshine, laughs, great times around the campfire, filling meals, good conversations, and many learned new skills that will make us better Scouts moving forward. Getting ready for this camp and cleaning up seemed to take longer than the camp itself, and it probably did. But in the end, the effort was totally worthwhile.
If you’re a Scouter who hasn’t taken your Scouts to HSR or on a camp longer than a weekend, what are you waiting for? It will be a memorable time for everyone.