Camp Geiger - July 4 5:45 pm
"If the rain comes, they run and hide their heads..." - John Lennon/Paul McCartney
The rain is here just before dinner and it is solid. No storms, no thunder, no lightning, but a steady rain. That changed tonight's planned activities, but the Boy Scout motto is "Be Prepared" for a reason. The boys were supposed to register for their merit badge classes tonight at 5 outside the dining hall, then have dinner inside, and enjoy an entertaining show at the amphitheater with the opening campfire, but we had all those activites in the dining hall. There was a good chance we were going to be able to see fireworks, but obviously those plans were dampened. And of course playing in the rain is always a favorite pastime.
We did get to meet the staff, and once again they are a top notch bunch of young men who will teach the boys lots of great and useful skills, and provide some great entertainment too. Our program director this year is Thomas Wilke, and if his plans are anything like last year's, we're in for a great time. Although the clouds linger overhead, and the campsite is wet, it's not dampening everyone's spirits.
Tonight's menu - Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, and for dessert, peaches and cream.