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Shooting Campout, Dec. '09

This December brought another excellent chance to earn the coveted Polar Bear patch for sleeping outside when the temperature is below freezing and as expected, Troop 451 didn't back down from the challenge. On Friday night, a large contingent from 451 made their way to Worth Ranch for a weekend of shotgun and rifle shooting, and of course, great food and fun fellowship.

Needless to say, the mornings were a little chilly, but ever prepared, the Scouts found excellent ways to keep warm.

Mr. Kay fed us way too well and really spoiled us with a fantastic gumbo on Saturday night. One more weekend like this and he may have to elect him permanent grubmaster!

After a little Saturday breakfast, it was off the shotgun range where Mr. Whitten and Mr. Arnett did an awesome job teaching the boys about gun safety, gun etiquette and the proper way to handle a shotgun.

Each of the boys got to shoot at the bright orange pidgeons flying everywhere (thanks to our very popular hand launcher)

8 of the boy…