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April Campout - Horsemanship badge

posted Apr 13, 2014, 8:56 PM by Elmer Tablizo
The Scouts had an action-packed weekend!  They started the weekend acting out scenes from the Stations of the Cross at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Friday.  On Saturday they went on their first 5 mile hike on the Leon Creek Greenway.  Afterwards the patrols developed their meal plan and went shopping for their ingredients at HEB.  They quickly learned they have to stay within budget.  We then left for camp at Floresville.  Although the wind was strong it didn't blow away the Scouts' ability to setup camp, cook and eat their supper.  On Sunday Ms. Marissa and Mr. Albert treated the boys with Horse riding so the boys could finish their merit badge.  The boys had a wonderful time and asked the leaders to coordinate a trail ride so they could ride horses some more!  Finally the cowboys taught each boy how to rope a "cow".  They learned how to pick the right rope, how to handle it when twirling it above your head and then how to throw.  The boys were beyond thrilled.  We were able to see how the professionals rope a cow and how hard it really is.  We've been invited back anytime so we'll definitely take them up on that offer.
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