Fall Outdoor Skills
November 16-18, 2001 - Christie Lake Conservation Area
Christie Conservation Scout
when I had arrived at the Christie Conservation Area, Friday Night, almost an hour late, I strolled over to my Wolverine Group. We had to put up another tent for us to sleep in. Scouter Liz, my Dad and Scouter Paul helped us put up the tent in the dark. Unfortunately we had to go straight to bed.
next morning, Saturday, I awoke, got up and saw the sunrise. I went with
some other scouts to have a little walk along the lake and found out that
it had been drained, making it look very odd. For breakfast our group had
pancakes and sausage rounds. After breakfast we all cleaned up the dishes.
The Wolverine Group's morning assignment was to go to each learning
station to help achieve with our outdoor skills
After our morning instruction, we had Juicy Jumbos for lunch, which were very tasty. Of the two groups that ate Juicy Jumbos, we boiled ours and Cobra Group grilled their Juicy Jumbos.
After lunch, Wolverine Group went on an "Around the Lake Hike" with the entire 15th Burlington Troop. 10th Burlington and 6th Burlington also joined us. After hiking for 6.5 kilometres, we finished the hike and returned to base camp.
the day ended, we prepared for supper. I was in charge of helping with the
fire to make "tin foil dinner". For our "tin foil
dinners", we had to make coals from the fire to cook our "tin
foil dinner". After dinner some special ceremonies took place.
Sunday Morning, everybody was up and in uniform. For breakfast, I was to flip the "French toast" and bacon. It was a great breakfast to eat. All the groups had to clean up the breakfast dishes. After our chores were finished, the whole troop had to clean out and take down the tents. Once all the tents were disassembled, some scouts had free time before lunch.
Lunch on Sunday was super subs, which turned out to be very tasty. We then cleaned up the camp area and our families started to arrive to pick us up.
For a fall camping trip, this one was very interesting. We learnt about many important things that you could use if you were stranded in the wild.
The food turned out to good enough to eat, even if scouts had cooked it.
The weather was cool at night but warm enough during the day and it didn't rain. It seemed to take a long time for the day to warm up.
Copyright © 2001 Scouts Canada, 6th/ 10th/ 15th Burlington Scouting Groups
Select graphics courtesy of the Web Diner
Photo Credits: 7 - Scouter Paul Barker; All Others - Scouter Bill Kowalchyk
Page last revised Monday September 10, 2012.