Setting up Thursday was a bit of a challenge in the high winds, but it was also a good test of the SAIL Pathfinder Club's new tents, which held up well in wind, sun and rain. Thursday night, we saw the protective hand of God, as, in answer to prayer, the hail storm that was bearing down on the campsite after midnight split apart and passed around us, leaving us dry (even if a little wind-blown). Christ on the stormy sea asked his disciples why they feared the storm, and he showed us again why we need not fear the storm.
Friday the SAILs competed in the various events, including knot tying and lashing, relay races, Morse code, identification of fruits and nuts, a community service briefing, soccer and an obstacle course. There was a little rain on and off in the morning, but the sun came out in the afternoon to dry things. Sabbath began with flag raising and club inspection, followed by a parade of the 3500 Pathfinders in full dress uniform past the reviewing stands. After church, the SAILs had lunch with Knights, before heading back down to the main tent for some Sabbath afternoon activities. Sunday morning was the award ceremony; the SAILs received a second-place ribbon for the Camporee.
Over the next few days, we will share some of the Pathfinders' own recollections of the Campore, but until then, a few pictures follow.