Thursday, February 7, 2013


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.


  1. Wow, I remember that story on the news, I think. So tragic. Sometimes it is hard to scrap the bad things, but you are right: they are important pieces of information in our lives and build who we are. Bravo for you, getting this down in the books!

  2. He is the cutest boy scout ever!!! You really got a lot of important pages done at the crop. Memories that need to remembered, both good and bad. It is what makes us who we are today!! Great job.


  3. WOW--what a sad story, yet it is times like these when we sometimes learn the most valuable lessons, huh? Great scrapping!