Spring Campout 2011 is in the books and we had a great time at Tannehill State Park. If you missed it, you missed some great weather and fellowship among the Pack 95 families. If you’ve never been on a Pack 95 campout it is a come-one, come-all event. Brothers and sisters from ages 3 and up came with their parents, some of who are probably new to this camping thing.

We camped in the trade days area of Tannehill which is right outside of Camp Jack Wright which is the Boy Scouts primitive campground. We shared the area with three or four other boy scout troops who camped directly across the creek from our encampment. I am still not sure if this was helpful keeping them away from us or us away from them.

A small group of us setup camp on Friday night, cooked on the grill and told stories around the campfire. Saturday morning saw some kids leave for sporting events only to return around lunch with the rest of our pack. We had plenty of room to spread out which makes me wonder how I ended up next to the two biggest snorers in camp. You know who you are!

We enjoyed hikes to the furnace and other sites during the afternoon building up an appetite for dinner. Thanks to the grub staff for grilling up some of the thickest burgers most of us have ever eaten.

Soon after dinner we had our campfire ceremony with songs, skits, advancements just a general good time.

Sunday morning brought out eggs-in-a-bag, a pack 95 favorite. We had a service, lowered the flag and tore down camp. Another successful campout.

Thanks to everyone who stepped up to help and to our new outings chair Matt Snow. He and his crew did a great job and we look forward to future campouts. If you would like to see pictures from the event, just go to the photo album.