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Our scout master told us all write to our parents in case you saw the
flood on TV and worried. We are OK. Only 1 of our tents and 2
sleeping bags got washed away. Luckily, none of us got drowned because
we were all up on the mountain looking for Chad when it happened. Oh
yes, please call Chad's mother and tell her he is OK. He can't write
because of the cast. I got to ride in one of the search & rescue
jeeps. It was neat. We never would have found him in the dark if it
hadn't been for the lightning.
Scoutmaster Webb got mad at Chad for going on a hike alone without
telling anyone. Chad said he did tell him, but it was during the fire
so he probably didn't hear him. Did you know that if you put gas on a
fire, the gas can will blow up? The wet wood still didn't burn, but
one of our tents did. Also some of our clothes. John is going to
look weird until his hair grows back. We will be home on Saturday if
Scoutmaster Webb gets the car fixed. It wasn't his fault about the
wreck. The brakes worked OK when we left. Scoutmaster Webb said that
a car that old you have to expect something to break down; that's
probably why he can't get insurance on it. We think it's a neat car.
He doesn't care if we get it dirty, and if it's hot, sometimes he lets
us ride on the tailgate. It gets pretty hot with 10 people in a car.
He let us take turns riding in the trailer until the highway
patrolman stopped and talked to us. Scoutmaster Webb is a neat guy.
Don't worry, he is a good driver. In fact, he is teaching Terry how
to drive. But he only lets him drive on the mountain roads where
there isn't any traffic. All we ever see up there are logging trucks.
This morning all of the guys were diving off the rocks and swimming
out in the lake. Scoutmaster Webb wouldn't let me because I can't swim
and Chad was afraid he would sink because of his cast, so he let us
take the canoe across the lake. It was great. You can still see some
of the trees under the water from the flood. Scoutmaster Webb isn't
crabby like some scoutmasters. He didn't even get mad about the life
jackets. He has to spend a lot of time working on the car so we are
trying not to cause him any trouble.
Guess what? We have all passed our first aid merit badges. When Dave
dove in the lake and cut his arm, we got to see how a tourniquet
works. Also Wade and I threw up. Scoutmaster Webb said it probably was
just food poisoning from the leftover chicken, he said they got sick
that way with the food they ate in prison. I'm so glad he got out and
become our scoutmaster. He said he sure figured out how to get things
done better while he was doing his time. I have to go now. We are
going into town to mail our letters and buy bullets.
Don't worry about anything. We are fine.
P.S. How long has it been since I had a tetanus shot?