Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Time Flies {Zac's Last Boy Scout Meeting}

Zachary wears his Boy Scout uniform proudly on his final troop meeting night.
His 18th birthday only hours away, Zachary's final Boy Scout meeting found us hiking through the woods, over the tracks and to the rocky shores of Puget Sound for an evening adventure.  Happenings included bouldering, wading, a sand and seaweed burial, wildlife viewing, and molasses cookie eating.  Without a formal opening or closing ceremony or the usual crowd of Scouts in attendance, it was about as low-key as a Scout meeting can get.  It's probably just what Zachary would prefer in any event, a meeting straight out of the Dangerous Book for Boys.

Our drive home along the beautiful, winding, cliff-top Chuckanut Drive, graced with a gorgeous setting sun across the water over the not-too-distant San Juan Islands seemed apropos as a visual reminder of the passing of an era... And the full moon welcomed us home.

Zachary with the younger Scouts, perched atop the rocks at Clayton Beach.
Joseph going up...
Joseph coming down.
Owen going up (with a little help from his dad/Rod)
Peter, Enoch and Nate explore the shore.
Connor, Peter and Cameron put Nate a few feet under.
In his tomb of sand and seaweed, Nate takes a break.

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