Selah Cub Scout Pack 276
Camp Fife Summer Camp-out
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Adventures – Selah Community & Tourism.
On Saturday morning, August 15 2015, Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 convoyed from Selah to Camp Fife to set up camp at Curtis Gilbert Boy Scout Lodge. Camp Fife is a Boy Scout camp and is located in the Cascades off of Chinook Pass near Bumping Lake in Goose Prairie, Washington.
Once camp was set up, the Cub Scouts carpooled with parents to Raven Roost. Raven Roost is over 6000 feet above sea level and has a great view of Mount Rainier. On this day the weather was cold and the mount view was lost in the clouds. We did not stay long. We headed back down the mountain to were it was warm.
It was still early enough to do another “Go see it” so we headed up the Little Naches River to the fish ladder. We stayed awhile and the Scouts had fun exploring the area.
Next it was time to head back to Camp Fife to cook dinner. The leader cooked dinner since the Scouts could not cook their own food in the campfire due to a burn band.
Sunday morning some of the Cub Scouts got up early helped set up the screen pop up so the bees would not attack the food being cooked. Once all Scouts were up, they raised the flag and did the Pledge of Allegiance. A short time later there was a pancake breakfast with bacon, hash browns, and eggs made by the Scout Leaders and parents.
After breakfast everyone helped to clean the lodge and surrounding area. Once everything was cleaned and the gear was packed up in the vehicles, the Scouts and families did a hike through Camp Fife to check everything out. The Cub Scouts got to see all the camp has to offer them as Boy Scouts.
Once back at the Curtis Gilbert Lodge we loaded up in the vehicles and convoyed to Boulder Cave. Once there we had lunch and then headed on a hike up the Boulder Cave Trail.
We have hiked this trail for many years and always had a great time. On this day we were very disappointed on what we saw. People had made many other trails off the normal path. There was a lot of people off the trail in many places. We watched other people throw their trash down as the walked.
One group was drinking beer on the Boulder Cave Trail and had left a beer bottle behind. As we came up to a group of people blocking the trail, they were swearing and drinking the brand of beer left behind. We watch one guy open a beer and throw the cap on the ground. We let them know they forgot a beer bottle and they told us it wasn’t theirs. They had a real bad attitude so we walked around them and kept going.
The Cub Scouts saw a lot of things people were doing against what the Boy Scouts are taught. This maybe our last Scout hike at Boulder Cave if the Forest Service does start enforcing the leave no trace rules.
Over all this was a very fun Cub Scout Camp Out.
We are planning our next camping trip at Camp Fife to be this coming winter.
For more information about Selah Cub Scout Pack 276:
Address: 105B South 1st Street, Selah, WA 98942
Phone: Cubmaster Clay Graham 509 833-4472
Here are some photos of the Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Camp Fife Camp-out:
Photo by Flint Buchman
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