Monthly Archives: March 2011

Kelso Dunes campout 3-18-11

Troop 147 spent some time on the SoCal freeways this weekend on the way to its first campout at Kelso Dunes, deep in the Mojave National Preserve. Scouts had a great time climbing up and sledding down the dunes. In between the fun they worked on their skills for next month’s Lucky Baldwin Camporee. Skills taught by the senior scouts and adult leaders included fire building, orienteering, knots and lashings, and camp gadget construction. The younger scouts also participated in an excellent nature hike led by Park Ranger Mati Jatovsky. Of course, scouts and scouters alike ate well and enjoyed great campfires, with the added bonus of the extra-bright “Super Moon” rising over the desert mountains on Saturday evening. Kelso Dunes is worth a repeat visit!