This campout started out more of the usual, but took a sharp turn later on. And I’m not just talking about the drop in temperature. What the Scouts had to endure to earn the wilderness merit badge was nothing less than commendable. I’m sure that they are happy to know that they have past one of the hardest tribulations that scouting has to offer. However, Wilderness Survival Merit Badge was not the only thing that took place this campout. There was a fire building contest where the goal was to pop kernels in a pan to make popcorn. It was a pleasant surprise to indulge in such a snack. What was not surprising was the quality of the food. I feel that this campout had a large variety of delectable meals that were begging for consumption. One of the most gratifying experiences of Scouting is the contribution to your patrol. When you bite down on that delicious brownie, you can feel a sense of satisfaction knowing that you had a hand in making it. That is one facet of Scouting that never changes.