I just came back from my boy-scout camp. My dad drove the RV we rented and it was huge–it had a shower, a fridge, and a bed. It took us three hours to get to camp. I got to shoot rifles and shoot some arrows. My favorite part was shooting the rifles. We had okay food, but I have had better food. We had tacos, spaghetti and meatballs, and we had French toast. I really don’t like sleeping in the outdoors so it was uncomfortable. I don’t like bugs and that made the outdoors so it was uncomfortable for me. I had to put up with some crazy kids. Even though I had to put up with the crazy kids, I got my swimming merit badge, my pioneering merit badge, and my cooking merit badge. I heard there was a shotgun merit badge, a life saving merit badge, first aid merit badge, and an environmental science merit badge. My troop got to do the polar bear swim, where you swim in the morning, and we got to do the pirate breakfast where we got to eat breakfast on the canoes and kayaks. We had sermons by my friend, and he was amazing. My troop also saw a copperhead in our camp. I missed that though. We also had a bear at our camp and the camp staff tranquilized it. We didn’t get to see that though. We had so much fun at camp, and I realized that at the very end.
I just have become a Tenderfoot for Boy Scouts. My dad is happy for me and it is great for me because it means I am one step closer to becoming an Eagle Scout. Before I became a Tenderfoot I had to do some requirements and then I had to do a Board of Review. My dad said the Board of Review would be hard but it really wasn’t difficult. Even though it was easy I was terrified about what I was going to do in the Board of Review. Fortunately it was very simple.
Examples of requirements:
Demonstrate how to fuse and whip the ends of a rope.
Demonstrate how to care for somebody who is choking.
Spend at least one night on a patrol or troop campout, and sleep in a tent that you have helped pitch.