On Saturday, my husband and Boogs attended an outdoor day sponsored by Trinity Oaks. Trinity Oaks is a nonprofit organization "founded on the premise that active participation in the outdoors is a powerful, healing, and fundamentally life-changing experience". The organization contributes to veterans, underprivileged youth, and also processes/donates thousands of pounds of game meat to address food insecurities and hunger in Texas. The event included fishing, shooting a long rifle at paper targets, learning survival skills, shooting at flying clay targets, driving an ATV, and shooting a compound bow.
Boogs' aim is getting pretty good.
He was really excited about driving an ATV four-wheeler. My husband noticed that Boogs drives like his momma. Only one cone jumped in front of Boogs. (I always say things jump in front of me. :-) Boogs said it was fun to drive but scary being a passenger when the other kids were driving.
Learning how to start a fire with a flint fire starter. They rubbed petroleum jelly on a cotton ball to catch the spark and get the flame going.
Boogs thinks fishing in a tank is a bit boring. He likes fishing at the lake.
The compound bow was the last event. Boogs said he was worn out by the time it was his turn at the bow station.
Daddy and Boogs had a great day despite the heat. There were several talks about helping others, hunting of overpopulated deer areas, donating game meat, anti-bullying, and enjoying the outdoors.