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I am looking for a humorous reading about a boy writing his mother a letter from scout camp.  It was as I remember LDS themed. 

If anybody could point me to where I might find it I would appreciate it.

 

Thanks

Ray

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Found it:

http://www.lightplanet.com/mormons/humor/culture.htm

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Don't you love those reassuring letters from scout camp?

Lake Typhoid

Dear Mom and Dad,

We are having a great time here at Lake Typhoid. Bishop Webb is making us all write to our parents in case you saw the flood on TV and worried. We are okay. Only one of our tents and two 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 okay. He can't write because of the cast. I got to ride in one of the search and rescue jeeps. It was neat. We never would have found him in the dark if it hadn't been for the lightning. Bishop 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 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 Bishop Webb gets the car fixed. It wasn't his fault about the wreck. The brakes worked okay when we left. Bishop 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 ten people in a car. He let us take turns riding in the trailer until the highway patrolman stopped and talked to us. Bishop 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 here are logging trucks.

This morning all of the guys were diving off the rocks and swimming out in the lake. Bishop Webb wouldn't let me because I can't swim and Chad was afraid he would sink because of the case, 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. Bishop 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 off out first aid merit badge. When Dave dove in the lake and cut his arm we got to see how a tourniquet works. Also Wade and I threw up. Bishop Webb said it probably was just food poisoning from the leftover chicken.

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.

Love,
Cole

P.S. How long has it been since I had a tetanus shot?"

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28 minutes ago, Calm said:

Found it:

http://www.lightplanet.com/mormons/humor/culture.htm

"

Don't you love those reassuring letters from scout camp?

Lake Typhoid

Dear Mom and Dad,

We are having a great time here at Lake Typhoid. Bishop Webb is making us all write to our parents in case you saw the flood on TV and worried. We are okay. Only one of our tents and two 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 okay. He can't write because of the cast. I got to ride in one of the search and rescue jeeps. It was neat. We never would have found him in the dark if it hadn't been for the lightning. Bishop 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 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 Bishop Webb gets the car fixed. It wasn't his fault about the wreck. The brakes worked okay when we left. Bishop 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 ten people in a car. He let us take turns riding in the trailer until the highway patrolman stopped and talked to us. Bishop 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 here are logging trucks.

This morning all of the guys were diving off the rocks and swimming out in the lake. Bishop Webb wouldn't let me because I can't swim and Chad was afraid he would sink because of the case, 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. Bishop 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 off out first aid merit badge. When Dave dove in the lake and cut his arm we got to see how a tourniquet works. Also Wade and I threw up. Bishop Webb said it probably was just food poisoning from the leftover chicken.

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.

Love,
Cole

P.S. How long has it been since I had a tetanus shot?"

Thank you that is just what I was looking for.

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Hilarious Calm, and not too far off. My husband served in the scouts for years, and recently was asked to cook, since the boys were sick of current leaders cooking, according to our Bishop, and had heard or remembered my husband's cooking.

And I've heard some hilarious stories, from, one scout leader who put out the fire completely while the scouts were in the vehicles, by peeing on it.

To a young man who was told to dispose of his poop properly and brought it back in a baggie. Poor kid!!

To another scout leader who while racing in the canoes down a river with two groups, yells to the boys...row, you bastards!!

If I think real hard I can come up with more. But maybe I shouldn't because a lot of the stories I've heard have to do with poop or pee. 

 

 

 

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On 7/26/2016 at 7:50 PM, Tacenda said:

Hilarious Calm, and not too far off. My husband served in the scouts for years, and recently was asked to cook, since the boys were sick of current leaders cooking, according to our Bishop, and had heard or remembered my husband's cooking.

And I've heard some hilarious stories, from, one scout leader who put out the fire completely while the scouts were in the vehicles, by peeing on it.

To a young man who was told to dispose of his poop properly and brought it back in a baggie. Poor kid!!

To another scout leader who while racing in the canoes down a river with two groups, yells to the boys...row, you bastards!!

If I think real hard I can come up with more. But maybe I shouldn't because a lot of the stories I've heard have to do with poop or pee. 

 

 

 

Please have your husband teach the boys to cook.  In one of my wards the leaders were great with the foods and taught the boys how to easily prepare simple, but delicious and filling meals.  My sons learned a lot from that. Other wards the leaders did it all and often they just had things like hot dogs that really weren't cooking much.

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This is a great suggestion, they should do stuff like this in Young Men's. And expand into cleaning too! This would help them on their missions...although my husband isn't in scouting any longer, he just did it as a favor for the bishop.

1 hour ago, Rain said:

Please have your husband teach the boys to cook.  In one of my wards the leaders were great with the foods and taught the boys how to easily prepare simple, but delicious and filling meals.  My sons learned a lot from that. Other wards the leaders did it all and often they just had things like hot dogs that really weren't cooking much.

 

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4 hours ago, Rain said:

Please have your husband teach the boys to cook.  In one of my wards the leaders were great with the foods and taught the boys how to easily prepare simple, but delicious and filling meals.  My sons learned a lot from that. Other wards the leaders did it all and often they just had things like hot dogs that really weren't cooking much.

My son worked in a bakery as his first real job and he loves providing the bread for family gettogethers.  I think it would be great to expose young men to cooking in fun ways because it can really increase the quality and enjoyment of their meals.  Remove nervousness about taking care of themselves as well, get them comfortable enough they want to experiment.  I think it could be fun joint activities.

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