Our Scoutmaster told us all to write to our parents in case you saw the flood on TV and worried. We are okay. Only one
of our tents and two sleeping bags got washed away, but none of us drowned because we were all up on the mountain looking for Bryson when it happened.
Oh yes, please call Bryson’s mother and tell her that he’s doing fine. He can’t write because of the cast. I got to ride on one of the search and rescue jeeps. It was awesome! We never would have found him in the dark if it hadn’t been for all of the lightning.
Scoutmaster Hinkey got mad at Brysonfor going on a hike alone without telling anyone. Bryson said he did tell him, but it was during the fire so he probably didn’t hear him.
Did you know that if you put a gas can on a fire, the gas can will blow up? Mason is going to look pretty strange until his hair grows back.
We will be home on Saturday, as long as Scoutmaster Hinkey gets the truck fixed. It wasn’t his fault about the wreck. He said the brakes were working when we left. Scoutmaster Hinkey said that with a car that old you to have to expect something to break down; that’s probably why he can’t get insurance on it. We think it’s a sweet truck. He doesn’t care if we get it dirty, and if it’s hot we can take turns riding in the bed. It gets pretty hot with ten people in a pickup.
Scoutmaster Hinkey is the bomb. Don’t worry, he’s a great driver. He’s even teaching Chase how to drive. But he
only lets him drive on the mountain roads where there isn’t any traffic. All we ever see up there are logging trucks.
Guess what? We have all passed our first aid merit badges. When Luke dove in the lake and cut his arm, we got to see how a tourniquet works.
Also, Steve and I threw up. Scoutmaster Hinkey said it probably was just food poisoning from the leftover chicken. He said they got sick that way sometimes with the food they ate in prison.
I’m so glad he got out and became our scoutmaster. He said he sure figured out how to get things done better while he
was doing his time.
I have to go now. We are going into town to mail our letters and buy bullets.
Don’t worry about anything. We are fine.
- The Complete Story, Part 1 – The Scouting Years (t4eagle137.wordpress.com)
- If you could design a day of Training? (scouteradam.wordpress.com)
- Scouts’ Honor (ponderingpastor.blogspot.com)
- Guest blog: Five secrets to building patrol spirit in your troop (scoutingmagazine.org)
- A Camping We Will Go (hallofrumors.wordpress.com)