Thursday, July 06, 2017

Boy Scouts Summer Camp

Author: Jakob Smith

June 10 - June 17, 2017

On Saturday, I woke up at 5am and my dad drove me to the church where our Boy Scout Troop meets.   After packing everything in the trailer, Jake asked me to pray us out, so i did.   Then, we all walked into the cars and we drove off to San Isabel Scout Ranch.   Around 12 we ate sandwiches for lunch and then continued driving.   Soon, we arrived at Garden of the Gods and set up camp.   Before dinner, some other scouts and I went to the pool and played.   When we came back from the pool, we ate fajitas for dinner.  Yum! Then I went to sleep late around 8 to 9.

The next day,  I woke up around 6 and played cards with friends.   We put cots, pillows and sleeping bags away.   After eating breakfast burritos, we went on a day hike and we got lost on the way back.   Luckily, Jacob and I spotted a landform that Jacob named Phillips and made our way back to the cars.   We left and arrived at SISR at 4 and met our counselor, Taco.   Taco gave us a tour and when we were back at our campsite we set up camp and chilled.   Later, we went to the flags and had dinner before an opening campfire.   We arrived back at our campsite and went to sleep in a very cold and windy night.

When I woke up the next morning, it was 6 o’clock.   Our troop had to go to the flags in the morning and after that, we had breakfast.   A big break was given to us for 2 hours, but we arrived at class at 9. My first class was First Aid and we learned the basic knowledge. The last 30 minutes, we did an activity that had a kid with a broken leg.   Then, I walked to Climbing and we put on everything that you needed to wear.   This was needed in order to climb on the real rocks that were called a wall.    Lunch was next and we  had a 2 hour break.   Space Exploration  was from 2 to 3 and we just learned about some basic techniques.   Astronomy was the best because we learned how the stars work.   Soon we arrived back at the flags and we had dinner and I fell asleep.

On the 13th, I went to the flags and had breakfast before going to First Aid.   In  First Aid, we  continued learning the basic skills.   When it was time for Climbing, it was so windy that we had to learn on the knots instead of the climbing season.   After lunch I went back to the campsite and chilled.   At Space Exploration, we learned about hazards and then Astronomy was up the line.   The main we did in Astronomy was hazards as well.   Soon we had dinner and I had a Stargazing activity for Astronomy and I learned where multiple constellations and planets were.   Then I went to bed.

Four days before we left, I woke up and had breakfast after going to the flags.   In the morning, I went to First Aid and Climbing and then had lunch.   From 2 to 4, I had Space Exploration and Astronomy.   Finally, I went to bed after dinner and the flags.

The next day, I pretty much did the same thing until after dinner. I still did First Aid, Climbing, Space Exploration, and Astronomy, but we also did Order of the Arrow(OA) and stargazing.   The Order of the Arrow stands for tha ta scout has proven himself worthy enough to gain this high reward.   Later around 9, we did Stargazing again but with our troop and ended around 1.

Jacob and I woke up and went to the flags before breakfast.   Then we went to Astronomy to work on the Plummeteer.   When we finished our rocket, we launched it and 11 and it was a funny failure.   For the rest of the day, we just chilled until the closing campfire.   After that we all packed up and went to bed, 10 to 11pm.

We woke up at 4 the next morning and packed up more.   Then we left the campsite and picked up food.   Then we were on our way and arrived at the church at 6:10 pm.

1 comment:

  1. We love hearing about your scout trips ! They are so interesting and we are very glad you get to go see and do so much. Keep at it Jakob ! Very proud and we love you...Meme and Papa


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