Introduction

Introduction

2014 Scout Law Essay Contest winer - Cole of Troop 765

Helpful

At this year’s summer camp in Catalina, I was helpful.  I was helpful because I saw four boys from my troop bringing up snorkel gear from the afternoon snorkel trip.  Two of the boys were carrying most of the gear and the other two had two or three sets out of the troop’s twenty-four sets.  I helped one of the two boys who had most of the gear by carrying them up the hill. 
 
When we got to the top of the hill, the boys who didn’t have that much gear, left. I was left with the two other boys with all of the snorkeling sets to wash and turn in.  The way that we were supposed to wash them was to take the snorkel out of the bag, dunk them in soapy water, rinse with regular water, put it back in the bag, and then turn them in.  The others boys were younger and lower rank than me, so I helped wash the gear and they took the gear in and out of the bag.  The job took a while since there were other troops there and we had the most gear.
 
When we finished we realized that the troop only gave us twenty sets.  We then had to turn in the sets we had and tell the people working there that we only had twenty.  They then told us that we had to go out and find as many as we could.  So one of boys and I (the other one stayed at camp) went around the whole beach looking for the lost gear.  In the end, we managed to find three of the four missing sets and they said that it was fine.
 
That was the time that I was helpful.  I now just think how much harder it would have been for those two younger boys if I hadn’t seen them.