Marin Youth Hostel Campout (From an interview with James H.)

The Marin Hostel Campout took place on Friday, February 20 to Sunday, February 22, 2004. We had to wait awhile for all of the cars and travelers to reach the hostel. After we arrived, we unpacked our bags and had a short PLC meeting. Then we played games like pool, ping-pong, and table soccer until it was time for bed.

The adults woke up early to prepare breakfast and then got us up for breakfast. We then packed up a lunch and the things we needed for the day and went to the beach. After lunch on the beach we went to see the lighthouse, the gun battery, and a fort where we played games.

We also got a tour of the Nike missile site. Different radars or computers used to send messages to the missiles and moved them on the elevators. The missiles were stored in a hangar. It is a really cool place and we learned alot.

After our tour we went back to the hostel. We had dinner and our choice of three desserts: chocolate cherry, blueberry vanilla, or lemon peach. Then we played Capture the Flag on the wet grass. Erik assigned one boy to be a spy; he crawled in the grass and said he got very wet.

On Sunday morning, we woke up, packed up, and loaded up, and then had a scouts own in the gun battery. After that, it was time to head home.

Jared R., Troop Historian