Camp was really great. I was really busy earning six merit badges. This year I earned wilderness survival, swimming, art, cooking, small boat sailing and first aid. I earned the second most merit badges in my troop!
My favorite thing about camp was small boat sailing. I learned that I really like sailing. One of the best things was that I got to do it all by myself. My Dad said that small
boat sailing was one of his favorite merit badges too. It was really annoying though
to try to teach someone else. They always thought it looked easy and thought they knew what to do. So they wouldn't listen to me. I couldn't teach them if they wouldn't listen and then they would end up capsizing th boat! With both of us in it.
My least favorite thing about camp was walking to my cooking place everyday. It was like two miles a way. I had to go there to work on my orienteering badge too. Way too much walking. By the end of the day every day I thought I was going to colapse!
Shooting at the Archery station was really hard. Only one person in the whole camp was able to qualify. They had the worst bows and arrows. They were all home made by the teenage counselor there. None of the arrows would fly straight.
They were way
smaller bows then mine. The arrows weren't flying with any force. They would just bounc
e off of everything. I got several bulls eyes but only one of them stuck.
Another badge I really liked working on was wilderness survival. I really wanted to do it because I thoug
ht I was going to be like Survival man. But they wouldn't let us bring food or even start our own fire. So I had to make a shelter and overnight with no fire. It wasn't as exciting as I thought it would be because we spent our whole night building our shelter and then went to sleep and we were done.
I had a lot of fun starting fires with my friends and making weapons for raccoon hunting. Raccoons were a really big pest
at the camp and so they gave us permission to scare away the
raccoons. We called it raccoon hunting. I never was able tostay up long enough to do it. All of my badges were so spread out I had to do lots of walking.
The food was OK. Everyone else thought it was horrible though. The best night was pizza night.
Dad got to come down on the last day. That night our troop had a burping contest. I was lord of the burp. No one could even come close. They told us that who ever won was going to get a prize. But the prize
was cleaning the Kiabo A.K.A. bathroom. I never had to do it though because we had to leave and they hadn't gotten us the tool that we needed to do it.
Next year I am going to work on getting more
required merit badges. I might try the shot gun range too. But will have to see if we got to camp after my birthday because I will have to be thirteen. Being a Boy Scout is much better than being a Cub Scout. We get to do way better activities.