Scout Night at Sporting KC 2015 was a blast! On Friday, September 18, 18,861 fans came out to support the home team in a battle against FC Dallas. Two goals were scored by Benny Fielhaber and one was scored by Dom Dwyer. Sporting gave FC Dallas a beat down with a final score of 3-1. Way to go, SKC! But what made this exciting night even more special for me is that I had the honor of serving in the Color Guard (my second year in a row). Each year, five area youth who are in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venture Scouts are chosen to present the colors at a Sporting KC soccer game. This time we got to march with the Liberty Fire Department, who were all really great people. They did a good job training us for the presentation of colors. During halftime, we got to go back down to the field and give high-fives to the players, which was pretty cool. And since Sporting games are broadcast on television, maybe we got to be on TV, too! All in all, I had a great experience, and I encourage all Scouts to volunteer for the Color Guard!
The next day, I attended the Order of the Arrow 100th Anniversary event at Camp Naish. It was one of the most fun camp-outs I’ve been to! Because I arrived late morning on Saturday due to a Cross Country meet, I can’t give many details on the morning’s activities, but I do know there was ATV riding and racing, and that must have been super fun! Luckily, I arrived just in time for the Troop’s favorite activity to start: Bubble Ball Soccer! Basically, this game is where you’re in a round, inflated plastic bubble and you’re holding onto grip handles trying to kick a soccer ball into the goal, all the while ramming into people and sending them flying down the hill. A group from our Troop, including Tanner, Gabe, Jackson, Ben, Joey and me, played for well over two hours! The event also offered shotgun shooting and giant-sized Chess and Jenga. Scott’s Iconium Store was there as well, serving up Nehi and peach floats. A police officer and his trusty K-9 gave us an impressive demonstration of tracking drugs. After dinner, there was a cracker barrel in the mess hall and we had pizza, ice cream and brownies while watching the movie “Jurassic Park”. All in all, this camp-out was a great time! And last but surely not least, I’d like to congratulate Mr. Brewer on getting his Vigil rank in the Order of the Arrow. May the Order of the Arrow carry on strongly for many more years come to come!