It's something I do just about every weekend. My family and I light our little fire pit next to our pool in the backyard and get lost in the flames. When I was a kid a campfire was a great source of fun too. There were 'smores, songs, stories, and the fun of throwing incendiary devices into the flames to startle unsuspecting adults.

The Boy Scouts of American Evangeline Area Council are inviting you to share a similar kind of experience, minus the incendiary devices, at a virtual campfire this Thursday night.

Because so many South Louisiana families are sheltering in place the Boy Scouts and their leaders felt that this could be a great family bonding experience. The campfire begins at 6:30 on a special YouTube link on the Evangeline Area Council's Acadiana Campfire Website. 

You won't need to register or offer any personal information you just need to visit the site on or after 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 23rd. That's when the campfire link will "go live".

Believe it or not, Scouts will actually have the chance to earn their Acadiana Campfire Adventure Patch just by tuning in for the broadcast. The Boy Scouts suggest that families make the most of the evening by planning campfire-style meals, telling stories, and maybe even going so far as to build a fort out of blankets in the living room.