Selah Cub Scout Webelos Winter Camping with Selah Boy Scouts
Report & photos by Clay Graham / Selah Adventures, Selah Community & Tourism.
Selah Boy Scout Troop 275 invited Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Webelos 1 and 2 Dens to the troop winter camping trip to see what Boy Scouts is like. Six Webelos Year 2s and one Webelos Year 1 signed up to go. This would the first time for these Cub Scouts to go on a Boy Scout Camp-out.
Around 5 PM Friday January 30th 2015, the Scouts met up at Selah United Methodist Church to pack for the trip. Once everything was packed and everyone was ready, we convoyed up to Camp Fife in Goose Prairie, Washington which it near Bumping Lake. Bumping River Road was icy but not to bad for traveling.
At Camp Fife we set up for the weekend in Dee Hunter All Seasons Lodge. This lodge had two sections giving us two times of everything. Each with wood stoves for heat, kitchens, restrooms with showers, and a lot of bunk beds. There was no power so the lodge had propane lighting which wasn’t to bright.
By the time it was lights out, the lodge was very warm down stairs and hot upstairs were the bunks were. It was kind of a late night getting to sleep since some of the Scouts were a little wound up.
Saturday morning the Boy Scouts cooked us great breakfast. After the dishes were done, we headed out for a tour of Camp Fife by Scout Master Willey. The Scout Master took us around the whole camp showing us things that are used for the week long Boy Scout Summer Camp that is held in July. After the tour the Boy Scouts made lunch.
The rest of the afternoon the Scouts played in the snow. A lot of the Scout went sledding. Scout Master Willey taught two of the Cub Scouts how to cross country ski. Everyone seem to have a lot of fun.
The Scouts cooked dinner just after dark. Most of the Scouts and adults played indoor games until lights out. On this night we all seem to get to sleep pretty fast. It was a long fun day of playing that wore most of us out.
Sunday morning the Scouts cooked breakfast. Then it was time to clean up the whole lodge and pack for home. Most wanted to be back home early to get ready to watch the Super Bowl. It was starting to snow so leaving early wasn’t a bad idea anyway.
Once the lodge was cleaned and everything packed in the vehicles, we headed back to Selah. The road out was covered with snow and it was very hard to see the ruts in the ice below. Those ruts caused our Jeep to slide a few times on the way to SR410. SR410 had only snow on it a little ways.
This was a great time for my two sons and I. I am sure most would say the same.
Thank you Selah Boy Scout Troop 275!!!
This is just one thing Cub Scouts get to do going through the ranks. If you have a young boy looking for adventures, check out Selah Cub Scout Pack 276.
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