Courage to Stand International Camporee
Each day of camporee, a daily diary was written by a Southern Union Pathfinder. You won't want to miss the camporee experience as told by these excited Pathfinders:
Submitted Tuesday, August 18, 4:00 PM, recounting Friday, August 14
Do you have any idea what it feels like to wake up to in the morning and realize that you are surrounded by 34,999 other pathfinders from all over the world? It’s an amazing feeling! This worldwide camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin is a great opportunity! I have enjoyed every second here.
Today was awesome! After breakfast and worship, we headed to Lake Winnebago. Our adventure started by waiting in line along with hundreds of pathfinders to get on the buses. Once we arrived, we went for a train ride on a tiny, red train with a bunch of friends! After exploring around a little while, we decided to jump in the lake. The water was pretty cold and green, but it was definitely worth it. We had fun trying to build pyramids, sailing, and I enjoyed meeting up with two friends that I hadn’t seen in awhile!
Once we got back to camp, we went to the hangers. I went to the Talent Tent and watched kids from all over the world express their talents from animal noises to amazing voices to a skit on making choices. I also watched the talent in the drilling and marching teams. One of the coolest talents I’ve seen this week is the GT Bicycles. I have loved watching them ride and do all those crazy tricks.
Tonight, I was able to meet some new friends at the evening meeting, by praying together and earning prayer pins. The evening meetings are always a great way to end our day. I love watching Toby, singing along with everyone around me, watching the amazing play, and listening to the awesome, Australian speaker!
So, that was my day today! I can’t wait until tomorrow!
Jessica Perez, Charlotte, NC Flyers
Submitted Saturday, August 15, 12:30 PM
On Friday, the fourth day of Oshkosh International Camporee, we, the Beavers from the Progress Village SDA Church in Tampa, Florida, had our itinerary in hand for a fun-filled day.
At the crack of dawn, we woke to join our Southeastern Conference members for devotion at 7:00 AM. We sang several songs, including “I am on the Battlefield,” a very fitting song for the title of the camporee, Courage to Stand.
After eating a scrumptious breakfast of pancakes, eggs, veggie patties, and hot chocolate, we trudged on sore legs to the hangers to begin earning more honors. The Beavers stuck together and did the Shell and seed honors.
With medical records in tow, we next boarded the shuttle bus to the YMCA. We ice skated, rock climbed, and played soccer and basketball. We still had a lot of time left so we did a little shopping at the Prime Outlet mall. Fortunately we made it back in time to attend the night service. We sate with a few of of the new friends we had a made during the camporee.
All in all, the Progress Village Beavers had an interesting and fun-filled day.
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