The Boy Scout motto is to always be prepared. That motto never meant more to the 130 Cub Scouts and parents from Duncan and the surrounding area who gathered at Sportsman Park on Sept. 25.
During the camp-out, the Scouts were tested with wind and rain. Mark Reynolds, Duncan Bear Den leader, said that the storm is just one thing for which the scouts should be prepared.
The rain came in, but didn't last long. It's just one of those unexpected things that you always need to be ready for, Reynolds said.
Reynolds said that half of the people stayed and rode out the rain, while others loaded into their vehicles and went home for the evening, returning the next morning.
Before the rain came, the Scouts played games of kickball, tug-of-war, and watched a few movies on an inflatable screen in the infield.
Reynolds said that having the camp-out in town at the baseball field made it a fun and safe environment for the Scouts who were experiencing their first camp-out.
Having it at the ball field, we are able to seal the gates off, Reynolds said. Also, with it being so close, parents that really don't enjoy camping out were able to come out, enjoy the time out here and go home.
Greg Dean, a parent involved with the outfield camp-out, was pleased with the event and the extraordinary idea of having it in the outfield.
I think that having it out here is a great idea. It is close and it is also big enough for the kids to be able run around. Greg said.
Dean also said that scouting is a good thing for the young boys to participate in and encourages others to join.
The Scouts is a great way for these kids to interact and socialize with other kids, Dean said It also is a good character builder for them, as well.