Camp Chawanakee Essay

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During my life, So far a lot of my greatest memories involve Boy-Scouts. One of the best moments, I remember is my very first Summer Camp. I had been involved in Boy-Scouts for around four months. I had been told about Camp Chawanakee from other Scouters and I was so excited to go.

It was around 3 weeks before we would be going to camp. Before we went to camp, we got to pick some merit Badges we would be doing. I had 5 class periods and 3 of them were going to be trail classes. So I had 2 more badges to pick, so I picked Swimming and Archery. I had no idea what it would be like, I had never taken a merit badge class, and I had never gone so far away from home on a Scout trip. ...view middle of the document...

My first 3 classes were trail classes, which were Trail to Tenderfoot, Trail to Second Class, and Trail to First Class. These classes turned out to be very boring and not that much fun. My next two classes were Swimming and Archery.They were a lot of fun I had always loved to swim and learn new things. Archery had been easy for me since I started. That year I hit the bullseye 10 times. After class we got to have free time and that is where I meet one of my best friends today. She was there as a CI which is a Counselor in Training. Her name was bella and we were instant friends right away. We hung out for the rest of the day. At dinner I got hazed by the older boys about her and how I would be the only one who would try to find girlfriend at a Boy-Scout camp. After dinner, nothing really happened and it was the next day.

Tuesday was basically repeat of the last day, I got up, went to Breakfast with my troop, went to announcements, and then went to our merit badge classes for the day. After our classes during free time I hung out with my new friend bella, my cousin , and my two other friends. We played all kinds of different things. The night started and we went to dinner. Then we headed off to bed. At around 1am in the morning my friend, woke me up and said do you want to do go see if Bella is up. I was down, so we headed off to the CI Cabin. When we got there the lights were on and they were all talking and hanging out. They stopped talking and were going to bed, bella came outside because she saw us. She asked us what we were doing, so we told her and she said she wanted to go to bed, so we said ok and headed back to our camp. When we got back, we went to bad and it was very uneventful.

The next day pretty much repeated and the only difference was that we would be canoeing across the lake to sleep on the otherside. I had got to canoe with one of my friends and my cousin across. We were all pretty much new so it took us a little a longer to go across the lake. The cool thing about going across the lake was we got to sleep under the stars. Our scoutmaster said we could start a fire and do some campfire stuff. In our troop there was a kid, who was known for making good fires so we let him build it. Apparently he thought it would be a good idea to make a fire, where the flames were about 15 feet tall. So when we got back the next day our troop got in a little trouble and was made to do 3 hours of cleaning the kitchen. Thursday came around real fast and a big campfire was suppose to happen tonight. I was so excited to see all the skits for the first time. THe day went by normal as usual. It was my third period and we were at the point. It was were we took all the trail classes. We also had a good view of the boating area. My cousin was a very scrawny kid and was taking small boat sailing. He got stuck in the water and his partner could not help him get back in. They had...

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