Den

#Writephoto #Outdoors #Camping #Scouts

It wasn’t the easiest of shelters

for young scouts to construct

finding wood that wasn’t attached to a tree

was a difficult task in itself

Take the wrong kind of material

and you would attract some serious attention

if not from the leaders guiding you

then the camp warden in charge of the site

Matters of construction

took careful thought and planning

particularly if you were spending

the night in your shelter

Weather could be a friend or foe

Rain could get in on your roof of spruce

While Wind could get in

if the walls weren’t tied correctly

Supper in the den?

Required careful planning

night time treats created over altar fire

had to be a real safe distance

from your wooden hut you were sleeping in

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