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San Elijo State Beach Webelos Welcome campout, December 2012

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

What can we say, the Boy Scouts of Troop 147 and Webelos of Pack 136 always have a great time at the beach! San Elijo State Beach is a gem – lots of room to roam, a great little snack shop, and clifftop campsites with awesome views of the ocean. A little rain on Friday night didn’t stop the scouts, it just made it more fun! The water was cold but the scouts still went swimming, surfing and boogie boarding. A few dads even joined in the boogie boarding and surfing! Plus, we had an added bonus of a very low tide late on Saturday, which made for some outstanding tide pool observations. The boys found everything from sea anemones to starfish to crabs and an octopus. Somehow scouts made time for some skills training (knots, knives, and firestarting) and even for some games, including a great beach bocce competition. Top it off with a great sunset, camaraderie (bad jokes and skits) by the campfire, and then homemade doughnuts for breakfast – what more could a scout ask for in a campout? We look forward to these young Webelos joining the troop and having many more adventures with us!