2010 Boy Scout Camp
I joined Joey and his boy scout troop this week for a trip to Zion National Park. I had never been there before and was amazed at the beautiful scenery. In the 3 nights and 4 days we spent there, the 10 adults and 18 boys aged 10-13 spent time...
1. Learning how to tie rope
2. Building a catapault with wood and rope as part of their Pioneering merit badge,
3. Log throwing
4. Cooking meals
5. Cliff jumping into water from about 10 feet
6. Hiking the "Narrows," a 7 mile roundtrip hike through a river the whole way
6. Swimming and Canoeing
7. Playing tetherball
On Friday night we held a bishopric devotional and Bishop Ahrens and I talked about David and Goliath. During the Narrows hike we had collected "smooth stones" (1 Samuel 17:40), one for each of the boys and adults and I wrote their names on each with a "Zion 2010" on the back as a memento of the trip. I talked about overcoming the Goliaths in our lives and Bishop talked about what it meant to be a smooth stone for the Lord. Then as we handed out the stones, they shared what that meant to them. It was a great experience.
While we were there, Joey also had his Board of Review to receive his Life rank. He's now just a project and 6 merit badges away from his Eagle which he hopes to get by the end of this year. Below are some additional pictures from the trip.