Two weeks ago Neal attended BYU basketball camp for the second year. This year he paid for it by selling oranges to the "neighbors". On one of Marks' trip to CA he brought back a whole whack of oranges that were picked by the people he was staying with. Neal bagged them up, started making phone calls, and bingo, over $300 for camp.
Three days after getting home from Utah, it was Helaman's Encampment, a huge scouting event commemorating 100 years of scouting in Alberta. 136 wards from 24 stakes across 3 provinces participated with over 3,000 people. It was a week long event with all things scouting. Neal had a great time. When Neal was gone it was our ward's girl's camp. We camped in Beazer near Cahoon Crossing (a creek). Beazer is a little hamlet just 10 minutes from here. We are so lucky here because perfect camping spots are pretty much in our backyard.
These silly girls came with clean hair and then the first day of camp they washed their hair in the creek.
The girls made pillow cases for an activity in the spring and then decorated them with glow/neon paints.
All thirty girls stayed in the same tent. Yep, one big army tent. It was donated from a man who was once in the Canadian army and they have been so handy. It takes 4 men about 2 hours to put it up.
Our last day was a service project. We were lucky enough to use a private campground so we decided to sand the 4 picnic tables and stain them as a thank-you.
Ah, my Mia Maids (4 missing). I had these girls in Achievement Days when we first moved here so when I was called as 1st Counselor in YW I was excited to be with these girls again!
You are looking at a real great bunch of girls. We all had a great time getting to know each other and just having fun.