We started off at the church as usual around 5:30. It was about 45 minutes to get to the Richland Creek Zipline campsite. We waited about 10 minutes while the leaders and the SPL were shown our camp site options. When they came back the owner took us to the campsite by tractor and a trailer with seats. By then it was already dark and it was getting cold. When we got to the campsite right away we took out the tents and tarps and set them up. After everyone was finishing up on their tents, Austin started a fire and that was the end of Friday night. Austin and Ian slept under the stars that night. The next night Andrew and Carlo followed suit.
On Saturday morning it was FREEZING. Right away Austin made a fire from Friday night’s the embers. For a good 15 minutes almost everyone was crowded around the fire until we realized we had to eat breakfast. We ate, did KP and we went back to the fire. The PLC Decided to go ziplining at 2:00 so we played some games. A few scouts arrived in the morning that didn’t come with us the night before. Mr. Palmer arrived that morning and he gave us a tug-of-war rope. We had a competition between patrols and then eventually against the adult leaders. Of course the scouts won. We then started jump roping with that large tug-of-war rope. All the scouts were having a blast.
We then had lunch around 12:00. Another game Scoutmaster Dan had us play was to tie a clove hitch around two trees; a race between the patrols. The Flaming Jalapenos did it the fastest. After we cleaned up, we’re off to the ziplining towers. The people there strapped on our gear and they showed us how to zipline. It was so much fun going down the ziplines. The guides were doing flips and tricks on the zipline. On the last zipline we went over a river and the guides were pulling down on the line making us bounce all the way down the zipline. After that we went back down to the campsite and some sat around the fire and others did some more jump rope and some just went to there tents and chilled until dinner. Then we started preparing for dinner. We had dinner around the fire. After everyone was done with dinner, we started with KP. It had started to get dark. After that everyone went back to the fire. The Flaming Jalepeños were making Cherry Cobbler for dessert and The adults were making Apple Crisp. But that meant more KP for them. After they did that everyone went back to the fire. It was cold that night so we were crowed there almost all night. Austin brought his guitar and shared an Austin original, among others.
Everyone also had a very strong conversation about the football games that night. After that almost everyone went to sleep. The next morning it was a fast breakfast and everyone took down their tents and put everything back in the trailer, and had a quick police line. Carlo led us in our Sunday morning service with Austin’s help and his guitar. We sang and prayed. After that all the scouts hiked back to the cars by patrol. Everyone got there right away. It was another 45 minutes back to the church and arrived about 11:30. Everyone had great time.
By: Rene Soto”