It was a busy week to start off our season, and I am confident that everyone enjoyed exploring the woods and trails at the ski-lodge. It was a wonderful thing to hear the forests filled with laughter, and I've heard from quite a few trail-walkers that it was wonderful to have the kids out there again.
Beginning with our Foxes, they started off by painting Fox-themed artwork, which will be sent home with the campers after the Red Rock this week. We all did pretty well to keep the paint off of ourselves, but a few of us went home with some fox-colors on our hands and arms. After that we moved on to our marble hunt, where Meleah was an expert hunter, and Jagesh and Hilary ensured that no marble went unfound.
It wasn't long after our marble game that we moved on to the 'electric fence' where we hopped and climbed our way to victory. Shout out to Elsa for her valiant attempts at jumping.
Then, to conclude, we made our way over to the hay bales, where some of the best climbers in Souris showed us their stuff.
For the Ravens, they began with a complex word-puzzle to solve, however their captain, Grace, was quick to lead them through it, and they were soon on to their own marble hunt, which had a set of twists and turns that far outreached that of the Foxes. Maria showed us what a marble-hunter she was, finding three in a row, while Cohen and Charlie lead the way down the trails. It wasn't long until they were ready for the electric fence game, where they fearlessly braved the rope, moving it higher and higher as they went.
Many of the Falcons had the benefit of coming fresh off a summer season, so they were well versed in Red Rocking. They started off with a quick word puzzle solve, and then were off to the marble hunt, where they discovered that they had at times been sabotaged by the Ravens!
Sabotage could do nothing to stop them, however, and they quickly raced their way towards the finish line, working feverishly to get over the ropes in time to eke out a win. Holding their own from the summertime, it was Falcons who scored highest this week, and they will be seeking to defend their title as we move on towards week two.
Next week is shaping up to be a big one, where we will be exploring the 'spider's web', a perennial favorite, as well as finding our way down to the river where we will defend a fortress against invaders, but it will take all of our skills and bravery to come out on top.
Already we've seen what a great group of adventurers we have, and we can't wait to see what they'll be able to achieve next, and we can't wait to see you all again.
Yours in adventure,
Sophie, Sarah, Georgia, and Mr. Paton