Saturday the Boy Scouts had a lot of fun as they attempted to build their first real stay-all-night-in snow quinzee. A couple of weeks earlier two of the assistant scoutmasters had spent some time pushing some snow into a pile and adding some wooden supports so later the roof wouldn’t cave in on the boys. Then they let it harden.
The job of the boys today would be hollowing out an area inside large enough to sleep in. The boys were busy by the time I got there with the camera. They were several feet in where the front door was and were also attempting to dig out a side entrance which would open into a teepee they had erected that they would be building a fire in. The weather was beautiful and the rosy cheeked scouts were having fun. They would dig out some snow, send it out on a sled to be emptied elsewhere and in between all that they would throw a few snowballs at their unsuspecting friends.
Not all of the scouts were able to spend the night in the quinzee but I’m sure for the few that were able to it was an experience they will never forget. Boy Scouts is such an awesome program because of all the skills and life lessons it teaches these boys…and the Assistant Scoutmasters who give of their time so freely we appreciate as well. Thanks Lonnie, Steve and Mark for the wonderful memories!