December 2016 - Senior Surprise
Broad Creek Scout Reservation - Camp Dan Beard
We arrived Friday evening at Camp Dan Beard at Broad Creek Scout
Reservation for our Senior Surprise Weekend. The temperature had already
dropped and the skies were clear and full of stars. We set up camp in
the moonlight and by flashlights and lanterns. The temperature dropped
to an overnight low of 17°F.
It was cold while cooking breakfast but by the time breakfast was over
the sun was shining in camp and raising the temperatures.
Seniors had Senior Surprise well organized and Seniors and Adults
dispersed to set up and man their stations for the day's activities.
You will see photographs taken at many of the stations below. It
reached over 50°F
in the sun by mid day. Senior Surprise activities continued into the
afternoon and included shotgun shooting. There were two PASS meals
cooked on fires and the rest of the Scouts cooked their dinners
over propane stoves. We enjoyed a campfire in the lodge after dinner
and enjoyed a visit from Santa.
coldest overnight temperature on Saturday, 15°F,
occurred around 10 PM under clear skies. It clouded up overnight and
warmed some. In the morning, the patrols continued with Senior
Surprise activities including bowling and tomahawk throwing while we