Boy Scouts with True Grit

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The Woodbridge Stake Boy Scouts traveled to  West Virginia on June 19, 2017 for an Aaronic Priesthood Encampment at BSA’s Bechtel Summit Reserve.  This camp was designed to provide more spiritual activities for the young men than a regular scout camp.  The theme of the week was True GRIT, GRIT being an acronym for Guts, Resilience, Initiative, Truth.  This theme was incorporated into firesides, Aaronic Priesthood Workshops, and other activities.

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Each morning the Scouts attended an Aaronic Priesthood Workshop which started their day off with a spiritual uplift.  Throughout the day they worked on earning merit badges and choosing from a myriad of activities such as BMX, mountain biking, rock climbing, swimming, zip lining, skateboarding, and the Canopy Tour, a series of zip lines through trees.

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Not all of camp was fun and sunny days; “While setting up and taking down tents, it rained a lot, and we had to keep tipping water out of the tents,” said one scout.

Every evening there were firesides with inspirational speakers including Douglas D. Holmes, First Counselor in the Young Men General Presidency and Charles Dahlquist, the BSA National Commissioner and a former Young Men General President.

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