Camp Geiger July 6th 8:30pm
This is the entrance to our home sweet home after dinner, the Arapaho campsite at Camp Geiger. There were many fun activities throughout the day today, including an archery contest, and free turns on the zip line or rappelling. Usually after dinner the kids wind up at the Trading Post.
The Trading Post is almost like an old fashioned general store. It's got everything scouts can use while camping, snacks, drinks, and of cours slushies. Kids can buy souveniers there, the most popular being the shoulder satchels, but there are t-shirts, hats, Indian garb, even animal pelts. Lots of times the kids will just hang outside the Trading Post and play cards or just talk. There are nighttime activities also.
Tonight was a big activity night. The boys had their choice of soccer, ultimate frisbee, and a giant slip and slide!
Tapping Fire update
As you saw earlier today, the adults started building the big tapping fire for Thursday night. I'll explain more on the significance of the fire and the tribe tomorrow. The fire is also built by those in the our troop that have attained the paint station (similar to a rank) of firebuilder. They are the ones primarily responsible for having the fire built and built correctly. Below is how far along the adults and the firebuilders have gotten.
The blue tarp is on the wood in case it rains. It's very important to have dry wood for this fire.
And now for something completely different...
There's an ingenious way to find the trail that leads to one of the places you can shower. Look for the trail with the orphaned single socks and abandoned underwear. If you're on that trail, you're close to the shower.
Dinner - Chicken Fried Steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, and pineapple upside down cake for dessert.
Weather - Partly Cloudy and cool, 75 degrees.