|Troop 514, Strawberry Falls|
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Strawberry Lake sits in a basin surrounded by colorful, eroded andesite, a mile and half from the trailhead into the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. Five Scouts from BSA Troop 514 in La Grande just spent a delightful weekend there. Four of the scouts were young and new, carrying packs that challenged their stamina and energy. Yet, they remained cheerful. They worked quickly and efficiently to pitch their tents. They played in the water, and then we hiked up to Strawberry Falls. They cooked a one pot meal of couscous and chicken on a one burner stove, and in the morning made up blue berry pancakes.
Their enthusiasm for working together and for learning new skills was excellent. I think I am becoming younger on each outing!