I never went to summer camp and my Girl Scouts troop was the worst: year 1 they helped us get 1 badge: roller skating. I voted archery and I would have liked to do rock climbing and other stuff, because I couldn’t climb that rope in gym but I wanted to. My sons’ Boy Scouts was awesome but they wouldn’t let moms join for some reason.
/giphy gym rope climb
Aren’t they finally allowing girls to join? My troop as a younger scout was always run by women. I wish I had stuck it out, bit I didn’t like some of the folks I was stuck with so I quit before Eagle. Regret.
@thebigtverberg I know vaguely that girls in Boy Scouts has been discussed but have no idea of current state. And there is Venturing Crew that is coed 14-21 yrs old. But none allow the moms (or dads). And I am over 50 and have never ever done a single pull-up in my life so, no, you will not see me starting that stuff at this time. I just wish I could go back to younger me (summer camp age) and forced myself to put down the book and try harder.
A child huh, so I’m not married anymore. How old of a child, have I hit puberty? If not some sports I’m old and have messed up knees, I would love to run around, B-ball baseball, football, volleyball, anything but soccer, thats how old I am.
@duodec Yep. That was the thing I did second most often at my summer camp (after sailing).
We didn’t have trap shooting though, that would’ve been awe5ome (f.u. Mediocrebot).
We had .22 rifles and I became quite a good shot.
My main memory of that was the dirt backstop at the range that had a groundhog living in it who would poke his head out occasionally, and the range-master constantly having to say, “don’t shoot the gopher.”
(yes, it was a groundhog, and yes, he always called it a gopher)
@DennisG2014@duodec@tinamarie1974 Wife and I just came inside after a dip in the ‘cement pond’. We had worked outside trimming, killing weeds etc. and were super hot and sweaty so it was just the thing to refresh us before coming inside. Oh … and we had a beer…
@chienfou I’m jealous.
After a sweaty day working in the yard, the best I’ve got to cool off is a shower under the garden hose or a douse in the utility sink (which is not what I got it for, but it sure is nice).
And yeah, I keep beer in the fridge specifically for après-yardwork refreshment.
Not necessarily the only time I drink beer, but probably the only time I really enjoy it.