Jack's at Boy Scout Camp this week. Our troop always heads down the week of July 4th. (I think that gives them a discount since it's a holiday) We've celebrated July 4th for the last 25yrs without Jack here...except for those times (like next year) when the 4th hits on the weekend. For many years Jack was the Scoutmaster, but these last years he's gone down as a representative from the troop committee and also he's the 11yr old assistant (to me!) leader. He serves on our Churches Stake Scout Committee too. He really enjoys going this week. He's made wonderful lasting friendships with the other guys who serve. I'm amazed at the men who keep coming down even though they don't have kids going anymore. Jack has done a lot to serve the camp in different capacities. He used to help give physicals (for free) until Chiropractors were not allowed to do them anymore..don't even know why that is since they can give school sport physicals and truck driver's....anyway, he has helped with tons of service projects and other needs that have arisen. In short, he's enjoyed his years of service and this is the 25th year he has gone to camp. I received a call from our Scoutmaster saying they were going to honor him at the family night festivities and wouldn't I like to come? Well, sure I would, but I hate that drive. It's a twisty, winding road, hilly, long drive. (11/2hrs). I happened to get a low census day today so yesterday afternoon I headed down after work. Jack had no idea I was coming and when he saw me he was really surprised. I used the excuse I had the next day off so last minute I decided to visit! When he was called up to receive this recognition he was again really surprised...plus he now understood why I came down! It was a good night..even with all the rain that hit about half way through family night. Here's a few pics of course! I actually left my good camera at home but was able to get the small camera Jack had brought to work so I could get some memories caught. Not all the ones I took turned out...we really need a new point and shoot camera! Anyway, Congrats to Jack! You're a good Scouter!