Isaac’s mom, Minely Medina, recorded him making the empanadas and uploaded the video to the Pack’s Facebook event page. “He’s made about 50 videos on YouTube and had roles in two community plays. He’s used to being in front of an audience,” she said.
And, naturally, each evening ended with roasted marshmallows! Charlie, who Kristal describes as a “s’mores connoisseur,” roasted his marshmallow over the stove top (under strict parental supervision, of course) on Friday night and over a fire in his backyard on Saturday. “The firepit s’mores was better than the stove top s’mores,” he decided.
More than anything, the virtual campout gave the Scouts a chance to return to “normal,” if even for a few days. “For many Scouts, whose lives have been turned upside down, the virtual campout gave them a bit of structure while at the same time having fun,” Lisa said.
Minely wondered how it was going to work. “I never thought of having a campout in my house before. But, it was a great experience. My sons [Isaac and Andrew] were so engaged in the activities throughout the weekend. They’ve been trying to do schoolwork and playing a lot of video games lately, so this was a nice break to that routine.”
Kristal added, “My kids had smiles on their faces all weekend long. We’d totally do it again.”
During these uncertain times, Scouting is a vital activity that our youth can participate in. It is because of your support that we can offer activities that give youth a chance to gain life skills, particularly ones that are so important now to being prepared.
Besides, what kid wouldn’t have a good time with a tent in their living room.