November Campout 2008
For the November campout, we went to Stone City and stayed at a barn that was the last remaining building in a large estate. The estate was built during the time when Stone City was quarrying for limestone, but fell apart after the advent of concrete drove the owner out of business. To help the newly resurging community, we first helped with two service projects. One was clearing weeds out from around the remains of one old building, and the other was to stack firewood. After completing both service projects, we went inside the house and settled in upstairs. Most people played either dodge ball or board games until dinner was served. For dinner the Crawdads cooked many delicious courses, such as ham and turkey. After dinner, we went outside to the fire ring and gathered around a large fire. The campfire program was well-planned, and the skits were interesting. After the campfire, we went back inside for pie and then bed. In the morning we had breakfast, packed up, had a religious service, and finally returned home.