Polar bear club

We made the Cub Scout topaz hunt in Mason County this afternoon out in the western Hill Country (didn’t find any but it was fun digging for them in a dry creek bed) but skipped the overnight campout. Stopped in Fredericksburg for supper then came on back to find the weather service out there pegging the temp at this hour at thirty-four degrees. Their forecast low will be twenty-three, cold enough to freeze their water bottles. The pack leader said all who stayed would be eligible for the "polar bear" belt loop. Most of them are in tents. Our den leader brought his Airstream trailer. We’re glad we’re missing it.

0 responses to “Polar bear club

  1. That’s not a leader.
    I always had a great time at cold-weather campouts, but in the 60s and 70s, we were allowed to build enormous bonfires, and we did.

  2. No more enormous bonfires. Too many rules and laws against that now. This particular park, being under a burn ban like the whole county, due to the drought, allowed charcoal fires only. Glad I got to stay inside last night.