I was welcomed to Camp Durant by Troop 517. We arrived late at night and the scouts had kindly set up our tent. After all of the driving, it was greatly appreciated.
We got up in the morning and Mr. Don had made us breakfast. He makes the best bacon ever and it was off to a great start for the day. We were going to participate in JOTA! We were also earning our Radio Merit Badge with Mr. Chris and Mr. Kevin. There were scouts from several troops there for the badge. I read the Merit Badge book but there was so much more information in the class.
In the afternoon, we had the chance to talk to other people on the air. I was able to talk to a person at JOTA named Ian in West Virginia. So not only did I get to scout with new friends in North Carolina, I was able to scout with people from West Virginia too!
In the afternoon, the Ham Radio Technician test was offered. There was a cub scout named Allan taking the test. He was so focused on it. The test is very hard for adults, but I know that Allan will stay focused on it until he gets his license. He has the Scout Spirit and I KNOW he will do it one day.
It was great hanging out with the other scouts. They included me like I was always part of their troop. Thanks CharleyAnn, Ava, Cassie, Sydney, and Ryan for welcoming me. A big thanks too for all of the adults that helped out – Ms. Stephanie, Ms.. Christa, Mr. Chris, Mr. Kevin. Mr. Don and all of the helpers. I hope I get back to see you guys again!
It was time to go home and get back to scouting with my troop. We have a big weekend planned at Clare Witch. Before we left though, I get to see a lot of great cars! One day, I will have my own 1969 GTO Judge which is still cooler that a red Corvette.