We had a fabulous week at Gerber Scout Camp. The weather cooperated with the exception of family night on Wednesday. Our group of young men earned 34 Merit Badges with several partials, 6 Rank Advancements, 4 Scoutmaster Merit Badge recipients, 3 Order of the Arrow Ordeal members, 1 Order of the Arrow Brotherhood member, and 1 Finding your Faith Activity Badge recipient. We had several Scouts participate in the COPE program. We were the only Troop to attend all the chapel services as a group.
Even more important than all the awards earned I saw something more impressive. I saw a few older Scouts show their Leadership skills. The older Scouts voluntarily assisted the younger Scouts on their rank advancements. They also taught the younger scouts some valuable life lessons. We typically ended the day with a devotional time. On several occasions, many of the Scouts shared their own personal thoughts and testamonies. Several of the Scouts also had the opportunity to add to the devotional time by praying. This group of Scouts entered the week as boys and ended the week as young men.
I am very proud of each of these Scouts!