It was 41 degrees last night in Haymarket, VA. This is relevant because I was camping with the Cub Scouts there last night. The DC area Boy Scouts own a couple of hundred acres that at one time was the proposed location for Disneyland DC. When Disney axed the project they gave the land to the Scouts. We went to bed at 9:30 for no other reason than it would be warmer in the sleeping bags.
I understand that with proper equipment cold weather camping is no big deal. However, all my equipment is geared for family trips in July. We had a great time regardless. Breck’s favorite thing was the BB Gun range. On his second set of 5 shots he put 2 in the bullseye and 3 in the next ring out. Not too shabby. Archery didn’t go quite as well for him, although I put one dead center while the dedicated bow hunter next to me didn’t. Of course I also missed the target completely with 3 out of my 6 arrows. The bow hunter hit with all six.
Apparently, real cold weather camping is something he gets to do later on as a Boy Scout. That might be a good time to start fostering his independence by letting him go sans Dad.