Today we learned our first hard skill, yay!!! The girls met at basecamp to learn how to flip a canoe on to their shoulders in order to portage. Some of the people can make it look easy, but everyone will tell you that it is a skill that requires patience, practice, and determination. The girls rocked it! Some girls were able to get the canoe on their shoulders, and the rest were so close that I know they will get it at the next meeting. It was so awesome to see the girls encouraging each other and offering tips and tricks that worked for them. We ended the meeting just talking about scheduling and some details about trail! The girls are starting to get more comfortable around each other and I can already see the bond forming!
I can't wait to hear about and see the girl's comparing bruises at the next meeting. Don't worry parents, we should be proud of our bruises! It means we were working hard!