Renaissance Festival Camp Out, Followed by the First Annual, Totally Epic Scouts vs. Parents Cook Off
This is our second time going to camp up at the Lower Hillsborough Washburn Equestrian area of SWFMD property, and this time, IT DIDN'T FLOOD. The weather was bright, sunny and just warm enough to wear shorts. No floating tents (!!!). We all had a great time ambling around the Ren Fair over at MOSI during Saturday, watching jousting and eating turkey legs til we burst. Twice now the Scouts have voted to make this one of their monthly campouts, and I expect it will be a yearly pick based on how much fun they all have.
After the great day out, our families met us at the campsite for a Scout vs. Parents cook off. Since we'd been studying medieval cooking practices, the criteria was you can only cook over coals or fire. Our Scouts gave the parent teams a run for their money. One thing for sure: Troop 610 Scouts CAN COOK. These boys know what's what. Grilled sides of salmon with grilled fresh pineapple, from-scratch fettucine alfredo with bacon, donut holes with chocolate fondue...seriously, you missed it. And the parents, not to be outdone: a big shout out to the trashcan turkey. 22 lbs cooked in 2.5 hours and it was delish. And of course to the Parent team winner, Mercedes' fantastic Puerto Rican stew!
Thanks to some of our great parent volunteers, we had a dodgeball court set up in the woods, and a giant slingshot game, and even water pong to keep the fun going while everything cooked.