Dinosaur Valley Campout, Jan. '10

Never let it be said that the members of Troop 451 are fair weather campers. In January, braving temperatures that dipped into the low 20s, we headed off to Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, TX about an hour and a half southwest of the DFW Metroplex. The park is set in a spectacular panorama of mountains, forests, rivers and rocks and features riverbeds with real fossilized dinosaur tracks. Few things can make you feel smaller quicker than looking at tracks that were made 65 million years before you got there. All in all, we had a great weekend and lots of fun - especially the 20 or so scouts who earned their Wilderness Survival Merit Badge!

Right inside the front gate, we were met with two life size dinosaur models that stand guard over the park.

We had a number of fun conversations down in the riverbed imagining what it might be like to look up and see a real T-Rex thundering down the river in your direction.

Don't ask.

Miles and Hayden enjoy a few minutes just chillin' in a tree.

The Green Bar patrol did a great job leading the weekend and even found time to knock out the dishes.

Andrew takin' a little break between breakfast and a long hike up into the mountains. How great to be able to spend the weekend relaxing in God's country?

Matt and Webelo-soon-to-be-Boy Scout Ethan take a second to figure out what they're going to do next. This was Ethan's first campout with the Boy Scouts and now he's fired up to get on the Trail to First Class.

Check out the Wilderness Survival crew! To earn their badge they hiked more than a mile away from camp, crossed rivers and climbed up a mountain where they made their temporary housing and "survived" the night. They all did an outstanding job!

Incredible dinosaur tracks! It's truly unbeliveable to think these tracks have lasted all this time without being destroyed.

Some people danced their way across the rocks to cross the icy cold River in Dinosaur Valley. Others took a different approach. We're not naming any names.

Meanwhile back at Camp Wilderness Survival, the Scouts are beginning to wake up.

And just as the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, Sunday morning finds Mr. Perry making the pancakes. This campout he was up at 6:20 a.m. to make sure he got first shot at the spatula!

After a fantastic breakfast and breaking camp, we ended our campout like we always do with a Scout Song Service and our Thorns and Roses. One of these days we're going to learn the second verse to Amazing Grace!


  1. 我們不是因為快樂而歌唱,而是唱歌使我們快樂..............................

  2. 快樂是你與生俱來的權力,它不應該取決於你完成什麼。 ..............................


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