Countdown to Jamboree

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The final post

For all those still reading my blog, this is my final post. Thanks to all for reading it, I really appreciate the positive feed back. I am not going to post any more pictures because 1) it takes to long and 2) they will all be shown at the reunion. I’m really glad that this all worked out, because I was worried at first that no one would read the blog. But, I am glad to be wrong, and I will see everyone at the graduation. Thanks to all.

Your Correspondent,

Matthew Bowden

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Some Thoughtful Words from Michael Dawson

Hey everyone... Just got back from the jambo and i thought i might as well get some things down so i dont for get. Over the last 2 weeks ive been gone, ive learned many things....
.At the jambo, 1 day can feel longer tha 2 weeks.
.Boy scouts are kinda gross... but they rock all the same.
.Matthew Bowden doesnt snore.
.My parents are truly amazing!
.I love my girlfriend very much.
.Its all good if you hang a coat hanger on a fire sprinkler... youll just have to stay up for a couple more hours
.Ex-wives arent really that bad.
.Hooters welcomes Boyscouts.
.Moses will be president right after Eric Lissner
.Ben. Franklin looks pretty fly in Neon green sunglasses
.The Blue Man Group likes to eat gumballs and tweenkies
.Watching Psych is best at 3 in the morning
.i finally know who swichfoot is.
.the Statue of Liberty isnt as big as it looks on the postcards.
.Troop 814 can totally break into the white house
.its amazing what you can do on a bus for 4 hours
.D&D is a great way to pass the time.
.sometimes the best sports jersey in no shirt at all.
.On of the best ways to get the boys together???... The Simpsons Movie in room 218!
.Kermet the Frog isnt has green as he seems on tv
.I make the scout uniform look good!
.Ugg patrol is the best and you know it!
.dont try to Towel change in public..especially when Malcolm is around....
.sometimes the best bed is a dozen duffle bags
.Garth Despain is a great man.
But one of the most important things i learned on my trip is that I now have 33 more brothers

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It’s all over

Now, it’s all over, and I think there are some things to say.

First of all, I would like to thank Mr. Silva, for keeping this troop together, and doing all he could to make jamboree enjoyable for us all.

Second, I would like to thank Mr. Arnold, for keeping all of our records, and getting everything in line.

Third, I would like to thank Mr. Bowie, for making sure the troop had everything it needed, and keeping it all together.

Next, I would like to thank Eric Lissner, for being a good friend to us all, and helping make our experience enjoyable.

I’d also like to thank our troop carpenters, Mr. Klos and Mr. Carter, because without there help, we would not have such a good gateway, or have a solar charging station!

I’d like to thank Mrs. Hohn, for making sure we all got our patches and pins.

Mr. Hogate should also be thanked for being our troop fundraiser, because he was the main initiator for many fundraising events.

Finally, I would like to thank Mrs. McQueen, for doing all of the things that were out of sight, but didn’t go unnoticed.

And a huge thanks to everybody who made this trip possible!!!

Now some pictures:

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Arena Show was Awesome

Nothing much to say besides that. I wrote an article on it for the Register, and I will try to get copies of them and post them later, but this is a picture post mainly. So, here goes:

Sorry if there are any bad pictures, I didn’t get the chance to edit them. Thanks for reading.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

show cast

just a reminder that there is a show cast of the show tonight in hunington beach

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

The storm has passed……?

Today started off well. Our patrols got going at a moderate pace, and most of us were out by 9:30. This morning I was able to successfully write, submit, and send an article for the Register, so yay for that. However, at lunch, the day struck a wrong curve.

As  most of us were under lunch canopy kiosks, it started to rain. At first, no biggy, but then, it poured. And I mean, it POURED. It was twice as bad as any storm in California, plus, there was also harsh winds. The weirdest thing, is that it was also WARM! After the storm was over, I remember Jacob Todd had a jacket on for the rain, but after it stopped, he had to take it off, it was so hot!

But, after that, the day cooled off a lot, and thankfully, none of our equipment was damaged! Yay for being prepared! At the time, we are just finishing dinner, and getting ready for a fresh night of pin trading. The OA meeting is tonight, and it is sure to be quite a spectacle. And finally, to finish off my blog, I will have Eric Lissner himself write a few words.

“I personally have been having loads of fun.  Lately, I’ve been trying to stay out of of everyone’s way, after all it’s a boy-run organization.  I’m just hanging out and enjoying the show.  The boys are having a blast.  It’s everything that they love: getting up early (yeah right), having fun all day (oh yeah), and staying up late-ish having more fun at night .  The big thing these days is patch trading.  It’s a crazy phenomenon.

I'm sure am glad that I received the opportunity to go on this trip.  I personally am so sleep-deprived that this little paragraph won’t make sense to everyone, but I know that it’s proof that I’m having fun.”

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