Approximately 30 Scouts and 8-10 adult leaders enjoyed a campout this past weekend on the grounds of the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation in Dundee, Illinois.

The day could not have been better for our Gifts of the Earth–Shelter, Water, Fire workshop.  The weather was perfect.  And this group of Scouts was enthusiastic, interested, and knowledgeable, repeatedly throwing out correct answers to questions about hypothermia, the Rule of 3’s, safe sources of drinking water and more.

Among the highlights of the day were the building of the skeleton of a debris hut and the success of five selected Scouts (one from each patrol) starting fires with a flint & steel.

It appeared that the boys were pleased with the presentation.  And a number of the scout leaders lingered to ask questions about other programs we offer.