We started on the trail Friday night with headlamps donned. What a great experience to be out in the wilderness at night. Some scouts decided to use the moon light to guide their way. As we arrived to camp, the famous Grayson Highland wild ponies greeted us. We setup camp and prepared for a big day. Austin, Landon and Brian decided to sleep under the stars with just their sleeping bags and mats. They loved it.
I was impressed with our older scouts, as they arrived to camp they filtered water, setup their sleeping arrangements, gathered firewood, started the fire with flint and steel, etc. All with no assistance from the adults. Well done guys. Austin finished his Wilderness Survival Merit Badge by making a shelter and sleeping in it. Landon learned to sleep in his new hammock and it was one of his highlights.
I hope to have many more trips like this one! Here are a lot of pictures for your enjoyment!