Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Top 20 List: Why Boy Scouts Camp in Cold Weather

Our Boy Scout Troop went cold-weather camping this past weekend. I posted a photo on Facebook. A friend asked, "Why on earth are you camping when it's so cold??"Good question.

It didn't take long to come up with my Top 20 List:
  1. Because it builds boys into men.
  2. Because your "100 craziest things I've ever done" needs improvement.
  3. Because it beats playing video games alone.
  4. Because your best buddies are doing it.
  5. Because you like it when your clothes smell like an oak-seasoned fire.
  6. Because you can sleep in a warm bed anytime.
  7. Because extreme anything is cool.
  8. Because microwaved s'mores just don't taste right.
  9. Because snow happens.
  10. Because jokes are funnier when your sitting around a fire.
  11. Because training for signs of hypothermia and frostbite in the summer just seems weird.
  12. Because life knowledge is different than book knowledge.
  13. Because there are no mosquitoes.
  14. Because surviving is fun.
  15. Because it tests what your made of.
  16. Because experience counts.
  17. Because being prepared is a way of life.
  18. Because it toughens the spirit.
  19. Because it invigorates the soul.
  20. Because it's what Boy Scouts do.
Boy Scouts of America is celebrating 100 Years of Scouting in 2010.