Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My First Weekend Off

I was in charge of our Girl Scout encampment at Camp Friendly Pines at the end of March. We had 160 people attend this year which is a lot less then the past three year where we had about 200. It was a great weekend; temperatures were perfect during the day and chilly at night. The girls got to participate in a low ropes team building course, horse back riding, a climbing wall and the older girls got to do a high ropes course.

We did have one incident – a horse slipped and fell with a girl on its back. The horse landed on the girl’s foot. Mom was called and she came and picked up the girl, took to the ER and her foot ended up being fractured.

The other thing that happened that freaked some of the younger girls out was a baby elk that had been killed by a mountain loin or coyote near the fire circle. My daughter went walking around on Friday when we got there, with the other two older girls and they did not see it. On Saturday they discovered it. She told me it looked like it had been dragged there and there was not much left other then bones and fur. Later in the day some of the girls talked to me about it with some other leaders; we just said it was probable sick and the larger animals need to eat too.

Last weekend was my first weekend off since Valentine’s Day weekend. I worked 10 cookie booths, did an archery rectification class (I am an archery teacher for Girl Scouts) and had the encampment.

Last weekend I just did nothing much, just caught up on laundry and put away a bunch of Girl Scout stuff.

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