Two weeks before going to a Boy Scout camp, Camp Emerald Bay, in July of 2016 I had to complete the PADI prerequisites to be able to acquire my PADI scuba diver certificate. After flying down to California with my troop and my longtime friend, Brendan, we got to Camp Emerald Bay on Catalina Island. I have never really been that big into boy scouts I’ve only stayed with it for so long to obtain my Eagle Scout but I’ve always loved going to the summer camps every year. This year I was especially excited because it would be first time going scuba diving, also this wasn’t a normal boy scout camp for me as I didn’t have to stay in the same cabin as my troop which was really a blessing for me. All the people taking the scuba merit badge and the scuba diving certification stayed in their own campsite near the waterfront. Every morning throughout the week we would scuba dive in the mornings and evenings. The instructors there were great and really helpful to Brendan who is a bigger person making it harder to dive. My favorite part about diving was going to the bottom and watching the fish come right up to you, I’ve never experienced anything like that and I didn’t expect that to happen. The most fun I …show more content…
I love making new memories and I’ve made countless going to Emerald Bay. Catalina Island was beautiful and we occasionally saw a few buffalo. I have gone scuba diving many times since I got my certificate, although the only place I’ve gone since California is in Edmonds Beach. The major part about the dive spot in Edmonds is the underground park. The underground park is great because I find new things every time I’ve gone down there. Many people are scared of scuba diving because it’s something different, but once you get over the original fears of going underwater for a long period of time you become
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Grew up in a rural area a tiny place named Bird Cove, no roads nor electricity until in the 50th. Gasoline lamps lighted up the darkness of our homes. Wood stoves kept bodies warm during the day and at night. Kept the hungry belly filled to content because families were able to cook daily meals on the
As Kyle was walking past a military recruitment office, interested in joining the Marine Corps, a Navy recruiter pulled him into his office. After hearing what the man had to say, Kyle thought long and hard about joining the Navy instead and wanted to give it a try. He was shortly rejected from the Seals because of the pins in his arms from the accident. After leaving, Kyle returned back to the ranch. A few weeks later, he received a letter saying that he had been accepted into the BUDS (Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL) training school which he joined in
I am originally from Nacogdoches TX but was raised in Greenbrier AR. After completion of high school I joined the Army on October 19, 2004 as a 21D (Engineer Diver). I attended basic training at Fort Lenardwood, MO. Upon completion or basic training I moved into phase I of advanced individual training at Fort Lenardwood and then to phase II at Panama City, FL. My first duty assignment was with the 86th Dive Detachment in December 2005.
At first, I followed the edge of our property line until I came to a little trail in the weeds that looked like it been made by a deer or another good-sized animal. It descended gently down the escarpment at first, but then I had to quicken my step as it became a little steeper, eventually taking me right down to the Genesee River. The river itself wasn’t as wide and as deep as I thought it would have been, and in spots it looked like you could cross without needing the aid of a bridge, the water perhaps coming up as high as my waist. But that was most likely because it was August and the heat wave we’d been experiencing had the area gripped in a drought. I had followed the river’s rocky shoreline for a little ways while listening
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Location of the Camp LOCATION OF THE CAMP Emerald Bay is located on the northwest side of Catalina Island. Catalina Island is 25 miles from San Pedro. The climate of the island is around 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit. Some native plants are cacti, prickly pear, toyon and others. Some native animals are bison, deer, and they have the most abalone in all of southern California.
Being born and raised in Florida it was evident that I was going to experience some beautiful nature as a child. It never really occurred to me though how important nature is and how much of an affect it can have on a person. When I was younger my family used to travel down to the Florida Keys every summer to go fishing and snorkeling. I would look forward to this trip every summer because the drive down to the Keys enabled us to see all of Florida and that was always my favorite part. As I got into my teens though and started playing more sports my summers soon became filled with traveling around the state playing sports rather than fishing and snorkeling down in the keys.
Counting down time packing up clothes in about ten minutes we would be going to Corpus Christi Texas. My sister and I were born. We lived there until I was a year old and until my sister was four. Then when we arrived we would go see my uncle Mike.
A couple of years ago, my family went to Destin, Florida for spring break. We were there for a couple of days and were trying to find something to do. Kenny, my step-dad, thought it would be a good idea to go to this place called Baytowne Wharf (I recommend going there sometime). This place is amazing with many different shops and restaurants like candy stores and even toy stores. Also they have some rides and activities to do in the Baytowne Adventure Zone like a zipline and in my families case, a sky rope course.
Being in the Civil Air Patrol, I have promoted to the rank of Cadet 2nd Lieutenant, becoming a cadet officer and earning my Billy Mitchell Award. I was also awarded the role of Cadet Commander at my home squadron. With the honor of being Cadet Commander came a multitude of difficulties and responsibilities, such as caring for my cadets and adapting to their different learning
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