After our hike ended (to the relief of some of the boys and the disappointment of others!), we returned to Mater Ecclesiae to set up camp. Because we had previously camped here near the feast of St. Michael the Archangel, we christened it Camp St. Michael (rejecting other suggestions such as “Camp Turnobanah”). Our first step was to build a fire.
While the Timber Wolves were busy with the fire, the Leaders worked on building a flagpole while the older Timber Wolves dug a hole for it to be erected. The end result was impressive.
We ate a good lunch (burritos heated in the embers of the fire), then had some fun intermingled with badge- and knot-work.
Before long, it was time for dinner — again, heated right on the fire — and after dinner, a Holy Hour courtesy of our rector Fr. Pasley.
Soon the Holy Hour drew to a close, and the Timber Wolves filed out of the chapel to get cleaned up and dressed for bed. But that would not be the end of the day, even for sleepy Timber Wolves and Leaders; Akela had a wonderful campfire program planned, and we put it to good use. There were skits, stories, songs — and s’mores.