Friday, July 24, 2009
Last week (all last week) I traveled with the rest of the scouts up to Bear Lake Aquatics Base. BLAB is placed on the bank of Bear Lake, and is about 60 acres. Running all summer long it is only open to scouts. Complete with light house flag pole, dining hall and trading post it is every scouts dream. After arriving and setting up camp, we headed down to our first merit badge class (enviromental science.). Merit badge classes take place every day from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 2:00 to 5:00. After environmental science, we went to the flag pole for opening flag ceremony and campfire. After some hilarious skit preforemed by the staff we went to bed. The week progressed with us earning countless merit badges (namely : environmental science, soil and water conservation, basketry, Indian lore, rifle shooting, orienteering and most of archery.) and opening flag ceremony and troop yells every morning .and on the last day we went motor boating/water skiing/nee boarding/tubing. It was an AWSOME camp!!!!! I am going to be volunteering there as soon as me 14! I can’t wait till next year!!!!!
Imagine dozens of primary children dressed in white t-shirts, jeans, and hard hats marching behind a float of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple, under construction. Imagine them marching down 5th South singing, "Building Eternal Families." Imagine them waving to the crowds, thrilled to be a part of the longest running children's parade in the country. Imagine all this, because I can't figure out how to get my awesome photos off my cell phone. The kids loved being a part of the Days of 47 youth parade.
We celebrated Daniel's 10th birthday by seeing UP! at the theaters. He invited his best friend too, and then we had a family party that night. His siblings were very generous with their gifts of Legos and he asked for money (for more Legos of course) from Mom and Dad. Happy Birthday Daniel!