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Thanks a lot Boy Scouts

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So I'm going home for the weekend tomorrow. Thanks to the boyscout's, and the wife who enrolled our just turned 5 year old as of last week. We get to go on a family fun scout troop family camp out! Woohoo! Doesn't that sound like a blast?! A two year old, a crabby 3 year old, a just turned (as in 2 weeks ago) five year old, an 8 year old, and myself and the wife. No air mattress, three sleeping bags one for each of the three older boys, a 25 year old tent which has been used three times over that time span, and apparently that's it as far as gear goes. All this so that after a ten hour work day, aND a 4 and a half hour drive home. I can get 6 hours of sleep and go mill about with a bunch of scouting parents, in the Alabama heat. And because this is a scouting trip no booze, beer, or illicit substances, and smoking is frounded upon. First event starts at 10 AM Saturday so it's best to arrive early so as to be able to be prepared. Gag!

Awards ceremony (Oh yes, he has only been a scout for a week and he already has 2 awards! Isn't that splendid!) and bonfire will be at 830 PM followed by smores. Yes let's load the children down with copious amounts of sugar before bed. Wake up will be at between 7 and 8 AM Sunday morning, followed by pancakes and probably more activities. After which I get to take my 2 children back to their mom drive 45 minutes back to the house and hopefully be in bed by 4 PM Sunday so as to wake up and drive back to Bowling Green Ky at 2AM Monday morning. I honestly think I would rather cuddle with a angry porcupine then go sleep on the hard ground in August, Alabama heat and humidity. So Thanks Boy Scouts for making my wife's dream come true, and accepting 5 year olds into your ranks. Perhaps I can sign the 3 year old and 2 year old up for competitive travel ball soccer. After all its never too early to start your children doing fun group activities. 

Obviously my time being a scout was extremely short lived. Otherwise I would have all the camping essentials all ready, and waiting to go. In meticulously organized and thoroughly inspected quintessential bins/storage tubs. Cause after all, the world renowned motto, "Always be prepared!" Doesn't seem to apply to me.

Ugggghhhhh.

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I am sure your 5 year old will have a blast.  Youre making memories and good stories for a lifetime.  

I have never had a bad time just some better than others.  

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4 hours ago, Wildbillb said:

I am sure your 5 year old will have a blast.  Youre making memories and good stories for a lifetime.  

I have never had a bad time just some better than others.  

I've never been camping with children. I've always enjoyed camping though. Usually in fall or spring. Not so much the hottest part of summer.

8 hours ago, Turkey sandwich said:

Well, at least it's too hot for Sasquatch. 

LMFAO!

Well stated.

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Agreed,  spending time with your kids and letting them have fun sounds terrible. 

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walk around with a cup with a lid full of beer and drink it that way, eventually someone will catch on and maybe ask you to leave lol

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Been there. Yup, it sucks. Bugs, heat and poison ivy. Lovely. Your kids won't remember a dang thing you teach em but they will remember you being there. And that's what counts.

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Could be worse. At least you dont have to sell cookies

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Raider, I thought you legally need a 500 yard buffer between you and minors?

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14 hours ago, Raider Nation Fisher said:

Obviously my time being a scout was extremely short lived...

Speaking of which, did you have to do time for the assault charge or did they just put you on house arrest?

:D

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we will be awaiting the weekend summary

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When my son was in his last year of Cub Scouts as a Webelo,  We did a three day, two night Scout camp in August.

On the first night,  we walked from the tent to the shower area.   We took showers.  On the walk back to the tent,  we were completely soaked in sweat.   When we went to bed that night,  we both got little sleep as we laid on cots,  on sweat soaked sheets.  Miserable.

In the morning,  we went to breakfast and went back to the tent.  He looked at me and asked,  "daddy,  can we just leave now,  I hate this?"  I couldn't have packed any faster.

He's 23 now and we still talk about that miserable, miserable night.   It turned out to be a story we like to retell and laugh about.  A father/son memory that we wouldn't have had if I hadn't been there.

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19 hours ago, Turkey sandwich said:

Well, at least it's too hot for Sasquatch. 

Or is it?

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I assume that when it's hot like this, the squatch migrates north.  As guy who rocks a year round beard, I want nothing to do with southern heat.  If you see a sasquatch in a car, break the window.  

 

#sasquatchlivesmatter

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10 hours ago, slonezp said:

Could be worse. At least you dont have to sell cookies

Are you kidding me? I almost became a girl scout just for the cookies and then they told me that you have to sell them and I was out!

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My camp out with son/scout was in the winter with over a foot of snow on the ground.  We had well used pup tents.  You will learn how to build a campfire when you have to scrounge up wood, in the snow.  Don't want to and never will put myself through that again.

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On 8/26/2016 at 1:30 PM, slonezp said:

Could be worse. At least you dont have to sell cookies

If I met you in person it would take me a while to come to terms with the fact that you aren't Al Bundy

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Too bad you can't spend time on your precious Harley you mentioned on my other thread ! Haha. You made the kids !! Now you must pay the consequences. Muhuh haha. 

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