The ropes course was fun. Some teambuilding activities and high ropes. I climbed the Centepede: three long peices of wood hooked together with big staples on the sides. Like climbing a telephone pole but it moves underneath you and is tough.
Low ropes were good in teambuilding, with some new challenges to me. A lot of balancing and seeing how you comunicate with your team.
We almost didn't launch out rockets, due to weather (wind) and timing. We planned on launching in the morning because the ropes took up the whole day, but these scouts didn't feel like working together in the morning, so we were about an hour behind shcedule and only had a half hour to launch.
We build rockets, and had a bunch of B6-4 engines. The rockets were from cheap kits, so they were pretty light and we didn't get some of them back. Fun.
(I didn't launch mine, afraid this would happen. It is a "corkscrew" that twists around on its way up, leaving a spiral of smoke, hopefully)
But it was fun, and was a great starting campout.
Other things: The food was awesome. Staff eats really well. We had shrimp for dinner and some good S.O.S. for breakfast.
There was a train going through nearby everyonce in a while. It woke me up at 12:15 AM.
The Mosquitos were the larger than a penny. (for you Americans...) They could bite you through your shirt.
yeah, I love camping!