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this just makes me happy for some reason.
THIS IS MY FAVORITE POST
Boy Scouts: No we aren’t just nerds without a life
The Boy Scouts. What do you think of when you first hear the words. Nerds? No Lives? Geeks? Everyone knows the stereotypes of the good little boy scout helping the old woman cross the road. The good Boy Scout who helps whenever he can. Do we do these things? Occasionally, but you have to remember the age range is from 11 to 18. How many teenagers do you know is going to go out of his way to help an old person with stuff?
The Boy Scouts is an organization that I am proud to be a part of. Besides its questionable leadership on a national level, the morals, skills, and lessons it teaches boys, both mentally and physically, are valuable. Throughout my nearly 6 years in Boy Scouts I have learned about things that I never would have and I have done things I never would have. My interest in backpacking that I wrote about two nights ago? Came from boy scouts. I can remember my first ever camping trip as a small 11 year old boy scout, which was a backpacking trip. We traveled not even a quarter of a mile from our meeting place to a local town park where we camped for the night. Back then I was proud, ecstatic kid ready to go. And since then, I have grown in ways I never would have imagined. This past summer I spent two weeks in New Mexico backpacking at Philmont Scout Ranch. Over the course of two weeks, along with 9 other people (6 scouts 3 adults), I hiked nearly 100 miles, and learned valuable lessons about myself, others, leadership, friendship and camping. And it never would have happened if I hadn’t been a small energetic scout overly excited for a 1/4 walk.
Now, 6 years after joining the scouts, I am mere steps away from attaining the highest rank a boy scout can earn, Eagle. After two years of working through disappointment and stress, I am finally gaining headway into my project. The main reason for me writing this is to inform everyone who may not know, the true honor it is to receive this award. It isn’t something that is earned easily. The amount of time and effort I have put into earning 21 merit badges, advancing 6 ranks so far and the over 3 years of leadership I have put into my troop is finally paying off.
I challenge you, if you find out someone you know is a Boy Scout, don’t mock them, don’t think of stereotypes. Ask them about their experience, and I promise you, you will be in for a good story.
Why I willingly will go into the woods for a while and have the time of my life
When I tell people about my time backpacking, camping, or hiking, I get many different reactions. I get those who look at me like I’m crazy. Why would I willingly leave flush toilets, the internet and steak so I can poop in a hole, eat ramen and only have my thoughts for entertainment? I get reactions somewhere along the lines of “OMG That is so cool! I wish I could do that kinda thing.” I get reactions being like “Thats Awesome!” and so on. And to be completely honest, I have no response for any of these reactions.
To me, it just seems so natural to have the desire to be anywhere but my computer screen. As a very anti-social person who has a hard time adjusting to social situations, I find comfort in the woods where I only need to concentrate on hiking and enjoying myself. Usually I am with a very small amount of people that I thoroughly enjoy being around and it adds to the experience. I have very little concern for my appearance but as they say, When in rome, do as the romans do. When I am home I feel very unsure of my appearance and of whether or not the right people will notice me. That is the last thing I have to worry about in the woods. Being out in the middle of nowhere makes you concentrate on the important things in life, like where you are going to put your tent so you might actually sleep.
As for the people who think that backcountry food is nasty, let me be the first to say, it really can be. But the beauty of planning your own trips is, it doesn’t have to be. You can have whatever you want just so long you are willing to carry it. There have been trips that I have gone on where we have eaten unnaturally good. I have eaten steak, cake, chicken, and homemade jam in the backcountry. So the food might even be a perk.
I could continue on about the perks of being in the woods, and I could write a whole thing about how everyone should do it and blah blah blah. But that isn’t what I am trying to say. My point is that backpacking is almost a second nature to me. It allows me freedom from my worries and problems. It allows me to escape. At a point in time in the last year I was talking with a friend of mine and they were telling me about how much Anime means to them and the way it allows for an escape and how it gets them away from their worries and sorrows. How Anime got them through tough times in their personal and school lives. This conversation made me seriously think about things in my life that have acted as an escape and camping is the first thing to pop into my mind as the thing that gets me through the tough times. The conversations I have had while on a hike have been the most intellectual and thought provoking conversations I have had. They have also been the most silly and ridiculous. But they were something and that something sticks with me as a constant reminder that this life ain’t all bad.
- mum: can you-
- me: *groans for 17 hours*
Spanish is a beautiful language. You don’t say “I love you” in Spanish, you say “yo quiero comer culo” which translates to “you are the light of my life” which I think is one of the most beautiful things to say to someone
That’s not what that means….
Yes? I’ve picked up multiple women with this line