We held our third annual SAIL Pathfinder Club campout Feb 24-26 at Pedernales Falls State Park. The Junior Unit set up base camp just above one of the nature trails, the Senior Unit backpacked into the wilderness camping area. After a near freezing night (but resplendent with stars) the units met together for Church Sabbath morning, crossing the river to reach the rocky shores for a talk about "blowing the horn," and watched related skits performed by the Pathfinders. After a haystack lunch together, the units split up again. Over the weekend, the Senior Unit focused on orienteering, went on a scavenger hunt for some hidden soup, and took a few cross-country shortcuts. The Junior unit focused on tracks, trails, and trail markers, cast animal tracks, and tried to calculate the width of the river using triangles. It was great having a campfire again, after the past few years of burn bans. The weekend was topped off with a Baptism in the river.
The SAIL Pathfinder Club will be debuting the new movie "The Secret of the Fossil" in January as a club fundraiser. More information coming soon!