Camp Alachua, the new Southeastern Campground,
served as the perfect location for the 2007 Masterguide
Campout. Over sixty Masterguides, club directors and
staff members attended.
John Ellington, District One Masterguide Coordinator and
his staff worked diligently in planning the wilderness/training
weekend. With specific instructions to carry one backpack
the group was taught how to live off the land.
They were taught how to cook eggs without any utensils
(wrap eggs in soft mud and place in an open fire pit to bake),
how to make a stove out of a tin can (bore three holes in the
form of a smiley face and make a door opening at the back
of the tin, place over small fire and cook on top) and how to
make camping furniture by lashing smallsticks together to
make chairs and tables.
Club directors and staff members were reminded of the
reason why they became Masterguides and how they have
to continue to lead by example.