This is what I would call a "back in the day" layout. It's basically just pictures glued to two pieces basic brown paper. But again, it was about getting these down and in a book and to start telling a story. These are 2 of about 4 pages with some newspaper clippings and journaling at the end.
This was my son when he went to a National Boy Scout Jamboree a few years back. On the way, they stopped at DC and it instantly became one of my son's favorite place to be. This event is about 2 years in the making. The president even goes each time it is held. However, this jamboree made unfortuate news. There was an horrific accident involving some adult leaders that were electricuted when they were helping set up dining tents. They were paying it forward, helping out and doing a "good turn daily," the motto of the BSA, when the tragedy happened. There is a picture of my son dipping into a sprinkler to relieve himself from record heat that year too. The rest of the thousands of scouts got through the week and made it a trip of a lifetime . Every one of those thousands of Boy scouts felt the pain of the troops that lost their leaders, the families and loved ones and my son will still talk about it. The amazing leaders and families and scouts are an honorable group and although this story is a difficult one to remember, I felt it was an important part of our lives, a story of how fragile life can be, and I didn't want this story tucked in a box.