So much for the bubble wrap....

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  1. Maximus

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    Well, what do you do with your kid after they get their appointment to either the Academy or Prep? Bubble wrap?

    Nope...not us...my son decided to take a job with the Boy Scouts as Senior Patrol Leader and staff at the summer seminar camp for JROTC units in South Florida. He's now staff at the camp (yes, camp with tents for a month) till the day he leaves for R-Day at USMAPs and proudly called me today to tell me he did 3, 40 foot rappels off the course at the camp, and is now in charge of the course for all the Army, Navy and Marine corps JROTC coming through in the next month.....geeeessssh! Can't he be satisfied with sailing or orienteering! :eek:
     
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  2. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

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    Wow, I've just been working 36 hours a week at a movie theater...were so I sign up? lol
     
  3. Maximus

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    I thought of you when posting this, I knew you'd want to do something like this too lol You have even less time then he does, his "R" day is July 17th, you need to be running after work! :thumb:
     
  4. luv2swim

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    Maximus,
    I had to give up on the bubble wrap too...son drove 14 hrs with two friends during spring break to go skiing, including driving in snow and ice. This is not the kind of thing that keeps moms sleeping well at night. But...they are who they are if you know what I mean!:biggrin:
     
  5. Maximus

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    Yeah....I feel for you and you're right, gotta let them be themselves...to a certain extent. lol

    DS called yesterday and told me he took over the challenge course and will be the coach for the Area JROTC units attending camp for next month. :eek:
     
  6. luv2swim

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    breathe...IN..two..three..OUT..two..three...it'll all be fine...two..three..

    seriously, it sounds like he is doing great things and making wonderful use of his time!:smile:
     
  7. Bairdlax

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    well. the day i got my appointment I went out and bought a used dirtbike...

    I worked at a scout camp for 2 years and did all that stuff. No one got hurt. Scout camp is a safe place cause they do everything by the books. Don't worry about him.
     
  8. SpartanShock117

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    Its kinda weird, but I've found that if you spend your day trying not to get hurt, then you will. Most of us have gone 17+ years without serious injury, just keep doing what you are doing and think about your actions.
     
  9. America's Finest

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    The most dangerous place is often the safest and vice versa.

    It's weird but often true.
     
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    thats why Iraq is the safest place to be right now.
     

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