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Friday, August 23, 2013

Camp Hunt

This year's scout camp was at Camp Hunt in Bear Lake Utah. It was a good one because they offered many Merit Badges that I don't have. Unfortunately, because of time constraints, I was only able to get three. They were all fun though. I didn't take my camera up there so naturally I have no photographs of doing the fun things. But, I did bring home some welding seams to show off. (Let's just say, I think I am going to need a lot more practice before I am as good as my uncle Mike.)

MB #98 Water Sports

MB #99 Small-Boat Sailing

MB #100 Welding

Here are some of the joints I brought home...

Woohoo!!! 100 MBs. I finally got there. I feel like I am on the home stretch. Hopefully I will be able to learn all those darn bugle songs...

"If I had to live my life over again, I'd be a plumber."

- Albert Einstein

MB# 97 Plumbing

I wish I could say this was all my doing....

But, I am just a novice. So... I CAN say this was my doing...

Almost as cool.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

"Only you can prevent forest fires!"

- Smokey Bear

MB #96 Fire Safety

Another MB earned at both the AF Fitness center and the AF Fire Department.

The tour with the fire chief was very cool. we got to see the inside of the fire house and learn about all the details of the different fire trucks. Because AF has some taller buildings, they are required by law to have the truck with the tall ladder. (It however is not as big as the one in Pleasant Grove - I guess because there are taller buildings in Pleasant Grove).

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I am Hephaestus

"He turned these toward the fire and gave them their orders for working. And the bellows, all twenty of them, blew on the crucibles, from all directions blasting forth wind to blow the flames high now as he hurried to be at this place and now at another, wherever Hephaistos might wish them to blow, and the work went forward. He cast on the fire bronze which is weariless, and tin with it and valuable gold, and silver, and thereafter set forth upon its standard the great anvil, and gripped in one hand the ponderous hammer, while in the other he grasped the pincers."

d- Homer, Iliad

MB #95 Metalwork

It is pretty cool to look at things and be able to say, "I made that!" Well....

I made that. (a punch)

And Those! (Awesome Tin Boxes)

Friday, February 22, 2013

A Badges - B Badges

 I like to classify all Merit Badges into two categories: A badges and B badges. A badges stand for AWESOME badges and B badges stand for boring badges. The last one I earned was definitely an A badge.

MB #94 Snow Sports

Living only 15 minutes from Sundance Ski resort has its advantages. The number one is...I can go skiing! This is where I earned this MB and it was AWESOME. Maybe the BSA needs a little more modernization and extreme MB's like Cliff diving or hang gliding or base jumping. Anyhow this is me...