October 2019 - Calvert Cliffs State Park

We had a warm October weekend at Calvert Cliffs. The trees were changing color and there was a lot of yellow and some red surrounding us. Temperatures were in the high 60s during the day and only 57 and 61 for low overnight on Friday and Saturday. We had reserved all the sites so we had the entire park to ourselves as we unloaded gear and pitched tents well after dark. Saturday morning was overcast as we had breakfast and Scouts set about building emergency shelters.

After lunch we worked on advancements and PASS and then strolled down to the private youth area beach. It was a good day for finding shark's teeth and playing on the beach. When we returned to camp four scouts prepared for cooking their PASS meals while the rest of the troop was engaged in a game of capture the flag using their emergency shelters.

We held a campfire after dinner and everyone went off to their tents tired after an active day. It started raining around 2 AM and continued off an on until about 6 AM. We took advantage of the break in the rain to pack up gear and tents and gather them under the shelters before loading the trailers. It had been raining hard at home as a major front worked its way across from SW to NE. It held off while we were in camp and then rained hard part of the way home. The sun was shining be the time we reached the church.

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