One thing about online school, I was able to travel to the Carolinas during the week. I flew into North Carolina with my mom but then we drove to South Carolina. The travel was crazy. The flight was delayed by an hour. Our rental car was not there. So we ended up leaving very late for camp. It all worked out just fine though, we got to camp.
We met Ms. Amanda at Camp Barstow. She arranged everything for me to complete the fly-fishing merit badge. Camp Barstow opened a house up for us so we could stay on camp. Mr. Scott was there to meet us. He was recently in our council working so it was great to see him.
We got up in the morning and went fly-fishing. We fished… and we fished… and we fished. We talked to Mr. David and he gave us some tips and tricks. Unfortunately, I did not CATCH a fish. I saw a really cool snake. Ms. Amanda caught face mask. Mr. William talked to us about camp and all of the things that had happened around camp. But I never caught a fish. I was very frustrated but decided that the fish went to school that day and were very smart LOL.
I was still able to earn a badge though. I planned to earn my Journalism badge with Ms. Amanda and we were able to finish that off. We had a good talk about media bias. It was interesting to think that how a person says something changes how you perceive things - for example, if some asks you “did you stop beating your dog”, you may have never beaten your dog, but no matter how you answer it implies that you did.
I want to thank Ms. Amanda, Mr. David, Mr. William and Ms. Heather (she helped get the paperwork lined up) for making everything work our.
As for fly fishing, I will catch a fish another day.