I just completed three merit badges at the 75 Anniversary Camporee https://www.facebook.com/206156349480815/posts/2508848919211535?sfns=moin the Las Vegas Councillvacbsa.org . It was an amazing event. We were at Craig Ranch Park in North Las Vegas. The Mayor welcomed us, and I appreciate his support of scouting.
I want to thank Troop 700G for allowing me to camp with them. They really live by the scout law – especially friendly. I would like to thank Ms. Glenn for making the invitation.
Friday night was opened with a great celebration. The main speaker was Kacey McCallister ( riseupwithkacey.com ). His story is so inspiring. I can’t imagine losing my legs, but he never considered it a disability. He sees it as a different ability and a challenge. There is nothing he can’t do.
I took Geology, Wood Carving and Indian Lore merit badges. All the classes were held outside in the park. I really like classes outside! All of my teachers were great! I didn’t think I would like geology, but it was very interesting. I did leave the teacher with a Petoskey stone because she didn’t know about them.
We didn’t have a lot of time to spend on the Las Vegas strip but what I saw was very interesting. We stayed at the Mandalay Bay www.mandalaybay.mgmresorts.com. It was beautiful and has the only beach on the strip. My favorite hotel to visit was the Venetian www.venetian.comTheir ceiling is amazing! You forget that you are in building – it is just like walking down a street in Italy – they even have Gondola’s!
I wish that my trip was longer! Las Vegas was a really cool place to visit. I hope to go back again when I can spend more time visiting the city, the events and of course, more scouting.