"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." Angela Schwindt

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Jake Returns From Camp

Well, Jake returned from camp on Saturday morning and it sounds like he had a great time. If how dirty you get is any indicator of how much fun you have I would have to say I am sure he had a good time. Let's just say there were a lot of muddy items of clothing and a brand new pair of shoes that had to be put in the washer.

On Friday night we drove to the rural London Mills for Parent Night. Jadon was very happy to see his brother. I was not able to get any video, but I did get some pictures of Jadon cuddling on his big brother's lap. We had dinner with Jacob and his troop and the other parents who had made the drive for the evening. Then we watched the members of the Order of the Arrow do some Native American dancing for us. After that awards were given for various things that had taken place throughout the week. Jake's troop received a Baden-Powell Award for a clean camp all week. I believe they may also done a service project during their stay also. After each set of awards different troops performed skits. The troops were chosen by ridge. Each ridge had chosen the troop with the best skit to perform at parent night. There were four ridges. Jake's troop was camped on the north ridge and their troop won for best skit so they got to perform it at Parent Night. I could not get very close with the camera but I got good audio which was the important part. We left camp around 9:30 with Jake's dirty clothes and did not get home until 11:00. Long night but a fun night.

It sounds like Jake kept busy all week with all sorts of stuff boys love. He told us about a giant slip n' slide that went into the river and on the other side of the river was a mud slide that went into the river. He spent a lot of time at the rifle and archery ranges and swimming in the pool. He also climbed to the top of the 60 ft. climbing tower. There were so many things he did that I can not think of them all right now. His troop leader said that he marked many of the things on his list off that he needed to earn his first badge. It really sounds like he had fun and I think he would have stayed if he could. We missed him but I am not sure he missed us much at all!!

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