When we are younger we learn many lessons, some we take for granted, for others it takes a little time before we realize what we learned. At Many Point lessons are learned through merit badges, troop activities, at campfires, cooking meals, or even while you eating meals. The lessons learned can be working with others, how to cook a meal well, or learning to ask for help. As small as some of these lessons may seem now, scouts will realize when they are older that they were necessary. Even adults learn new lessons at camp, a person never stops learning. The moments that we are with our troops we should be aware that you cannot learn everything at once but you can learn from your experiences now. Take the opportunity to learn something new this week, who knows you may use it when you are older.
Scouts can learn a lot from staff and all the programs available at Many Point, but everyone needs help and support. Adult leaders volunteer their time to help scouts travel to camp, assist with merit badges, support scouts during swimming tests, as well as be the scouts biggest cheerleader. These are no small tasks, scouts and adults interact everyday at camp, but throughout the year as well. This week I have been able to capture some great moments of adults teaching scouts, to swim, helping them with fishing knots as well as just taking the time to listen. Everyone has a teacher, coach or adult leader that inspired them, please thank an adult for all they do.
Today a scout learned to shoot a moving target with an arrow
a scout learned to work well with others
a scout learned the history of Many Point
a scout learned about the stars
a scout learned how to broadcast radio
a scout learned the value of friendship
Adult leaders supported the scouts in all these efforts!
Thank you adult volunteers for all your support throughout the year and this summer!