Selah Cub Scout Pack 276
Ahtanum State Forest Camp-out
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham & Amanda Graham / Selah Sweets.
On Thursday evening August 4th 2016, Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 set up camp at Ahtanum Campground in the Ahtanum State Forest west of Yakima, Washington for a weekend Scout Camp-out and DNR volunteer opportunity.
The Scouts started off walking the Ahtanum Campground picking up trash in the camp sites and the Mid Fork Ahtanum Creek. Once the area was cleaned up, the Scouts set up camp.
After camp was set up and the Scouts had dinner, they set around the campfire playing games. There was a burn ban so the Scouts used a propane campfire which were allowed. Then it was off to bed.
Friday after breakfast, the Cub Scouts took a drive up the Mid Fork Ahtanum Creek road searched for a long stick for a flag pole and some to make a weather rock. Just below Tree Phones Campground they found long poles in piles of brush from a forest thinning project. They loaded the poles and headed back to camp. Once they got the flag up higher on the pole they found, they went for a swim in the creek.
Later in the day more Scouts arrived and set up their camps. Then it was a hotdog dinner and games. As it got dark,the Scouts moved over to enjoy the propane campfire. Then it was off to bed for the second night.
Saturday morning the Scouts started off with raising the flag and the Pledge of Allegiance. A pancake breakfast with bacon was next and then a back-road trip up to see the sights. Some of the places they went was up Whites Ridge 4×4 Trail, Snow Cabin Campground, Blue Lake, Darland Mountain, Clover Flats Campground, Eagle Nest, and Tree Phones Campground. From the view points they saw Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, and the Goat Rocks. They learned about reading maps and about the corner markers of Township and Range sections.
Back at camp the Scouts helped make a stew for dinner. After dinner the Cub Scouts gathered around the propane campfire, made smores, and then headed off to bed for the third night.
Sunday morning the Cub Scouts started off with raising the flag and the Pledge of Allegiance. Next there was a pancake breakfast with bacon.
After breakfast most broke down there camps. Before heading home, they took swim in the North Fork Ahtanum Creek at Ahtanum Meadows.
It was a very fun Cub Scout Camp Out.
For more information about Selah Cub Scout Pack 276:
Address: 105B South 1st Street, Selah, WA 98942
Phone: Committee Chair Lisa Graham 509 698-4244
Here are some photos of the Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Ahtanum Camp-out:
makes handcrafted snacks, shaved ice, and has souvenirs.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.
Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.