On May 7-9 the SAIL Pathfinder Club held its last camp-out of the Pathfinder year, setting off for Pedernales State Park, west of Austin. This was the first time this year we were able to have a camp-out of our own, and the club split into two parts - those working on Ranger and Voyager went backpack primitive camping, while those in the Friend, Companion and Explorer classes set up a base camp. Each group had their own activities, with both focusing on First Aid and Rescue, among other things. Both groups got together for a Sabbath church service on the banks of the river, where Ray led us in a discussion of alters and thankfulness. We then crossed back over the river for a burrito lunch, before the teens headed back into the wilderness and the juniors headed off on a hike, complete with a mock First Aid emergency. Both campsites were visited by scorpions, the teens also had a tarantula head under a tent, raccoons digging through the backpacks at night, and a Barred Owl that visited the campsite. In the Junior camp, deer walked through the site. It was a wonderful experience to be out in nature together, and God sent a front through, breaking the 100 degree weather Friday night and keeping us cool and comfortable.
Pedernales Falls Campout
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