Since I used to associate autumnal anxiety with school, fall was often unpleasant. No more. That is decades gone. Now it’s meant for Rover hiking and camping!
So to kick it off I am getting my Rover – 1st Lone Scouts ‘necker’ purchased and a warmer weather BPSA t-shirt from the Quartermaster. Also found a ready made woggle for my necker.
Now if the summer heat would disappear …
My goal isn’t elaborate. I am executing a solitary campout for tonight at Cuivre River State Park. Midwestern heatwave is abated for a few days so I shall take advantage of it. A high temp of approximately 85’F today and tomorrow.
There will be one in Michigan. I desire to attend it and help out. Making plans!
Got to the campsite after dark. Low temp just above freezing at sunrise tomorrow morning.
No, this isn’t a scout how-to about lighting your camp fire. It’s about thrift; a scouting virtue.
Went looking for scrap wood to take camping. There was an old pallet in an alley I remembered but it departed before I could retrieve it.
Sure enough I have a stockpile of 2×4 ends in the basement that are nice and dry. Pine burns kind of fast, is kinda smokey, but it’s free!
If all goes well I hope to do investiture, according to the Rover Handbook in June at a scout camp out.