Friday, March 19, 2010


* Pen and Paper
* Dress for weather with closed toe shoes and rain gear
* Sit upon or lawn chair
* Mess kit or bowl and plate
* Cup
* Eating utensils
* Dunk bag
* Bandana
* Pocket knife
* My own tent (optional)

Can you guess what this list is for?

Girl Scout camp training. I am spending tomorrow at camp learning how to take my troop camping.
I am excited about going except that the weather is supposed to be horrible. Calling for rain all day with a high of 45 and that will be in the a.m. with rain turning to snow.

Our menu is beef or turkey foil dinner (on charcoal or wood), cornbread in dutch oven, cake in a box oven, and S'mores on stick cooking. Doesn't that sound good!
I am SO NOT a camper girl. I have taken our troop to camp but we stayed in the lodge with all the convienences of home. I am going to be way out of my comfort zone, but it will be fun!

I will get to wear my new houndstooth wellies. They might be too cold so I will bring something else too. I had fun getting all my supplies at wal-mart today. My dunk bag is actually a bra bag from the laundry dept. I found my mess kit in the summer plastic dept and I found my very own pocket knife in the camping section for $1.00, Scott said I needed a better one but we'll see how it works.

I wish my girls could come with me to, I will have to take them all out to learn these things too. We might just have to have a outdoor cooking meeting!

Wish me luck and I will let ya'll know how it goes. I plan to take lots of pictures to document my camp experiences!


Genie @ Diet of 51 said...

Ahhh.... brings back the memories of going to Girl Scout camp as a young girl. The rain, the mud, the spiders, the charcoaled marshmallows, the smell of the wet canvas, the roof leaks in the tent, the screaming, the flashlight batteries burning out.... Is that a coyote howling?

You are a brave soul to lead a bunch of girls into the wilderness for a camping experience.

Didn't have a "dunk bag" though. Please explain what that is sometime. I might need one.

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.