By Maloree Anderson
Nov 14, 2017

Food, Zip Lines, and Shooting; How Families Gave Thanks at the Community Thanksgiving Expo

The Thanksgiving Holiday is more than just good food and being grateful. It is a time where family and friends can get together to appreciate each other’s company. Maple Dell Scout Camp’s Community Thanksgiving Expo was the ideal place to gather and simply have fun.

It was an attractive day to be in the canyon. The many, crunchy leaves on the ground and crisp air hinted that winter was approaching. But that didn’t discourage visitors from zipping up their sweaters and going from activity to activity. In fact, it set the scene for the upcoming holidays. Plus, the sun was out giving some warmth.

Families bustled about the camp examining what vendors and food trucks had to offer. Every few minutes you would hear the shrill of laughter as someone flew down the zip line. Little ones harnessed-up and slowly clambered up the rock wall. There was plenty of activities to satisfy the need for fun.

Two games were popular amongst the crowd. The first one was shooting sports. The attendees gravitated towards the competitions that were being held. If shooting a gun or bow wasn’t incentive enough, prizes were given to those who aimed best. The second most popular game was the inflatable battling balls. Located in the Clyde Lodge, its walls lined with mattresses, thrill-seekers could wiggle themselves into a giant blow-up ball and run right into their opponents with the goal of knocking them over. Players would bounced and rolled all over the room.

Being together whether it’s with family or friends is good. Being together at camp is even better. Getting out of the usual routine, dismissing the busy schedule, and getting outdoors is one of the best ways to truly appreciate family.

Be sure to check out the fun below!


Author: Maloree Anderson | is a photographer, graphic designer, mom of one, friend of Scouting and Marketing Specialist with the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America.

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