Category Archives: Boy Scouts

2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree Opening Ceremonies


This picture was posted on Facebook yesterday by the Order of the Arrow (Boy Scouts honor/service organization) from the National Jamboree. The Jamboree is being held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve near Mount Hope, West Virginia. SOMEWHERE down there among … Continue reading

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Boy Scout completes Mile Swim, receives award


Alex Rider returned Saturday from his annual Boy Scout Summer Camp located at Camp Fleischmann, Chester CA. He had set his goal for the week to complete the Mile Swim program that the Boy Scouts offered – and he succeeded! He … Continue reading

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Views from this weekend’s Boy Scout Family Campout


The boys in the troop were practicing orienteering skills to predict the width of a “river” and the height of a tree using only a compass and their pace size. We were up at Frenchman’s Lake in California. Great venue … Continue reading

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Starting up with school and planning time off already!


We started a few little things the first week of August and then Alex Rider went to the Northern Nevada Boy Scout Jamboree Thursday through Saturday (they were celebrating 100 years of Boy Scouting.) I also had a horrible bout … Continue reading

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Boy Scout Returns Home DIRTY – But Happy!


Alex Rider has returned home from his first Boy Scout Camp week! He was filthy – we expected that – but very happy. Which makes Mom and Dad very happy! He had a great time, earned 3 merit badges, started … Continue reading

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