Sorry that I have so slack on my postings. Here are several notes wrapped into one.
Over the last couple of meetings, we have covered the basics of proper camp fire building. This included preparing the area, the three things that are required to make fire and the three types of fuel that are necessary to create a good fire. Then we got out the matches!! Each boy got a chance to make a fire (very closely supervised), while his comrades offered advice. Then he got to put it out. Properly. And completely.
It is just about time to put away the bathing suits until next year. There may be a chance to go swimming at the next two meetings. After that, it is going to be too dark and the water is going to be too cold. Based on the chattering teeth this week, the water may already be too cold.:)