I started my scouting career in either 2011 or 2012, went all through cub scouts (pack 956) then I joined troop 956 where I became an Eagle Scout. I met my friend (Kent when I was in second grade. He is a year younger than me, so he started a year later than I did. We did not interact much, as people in different grades did not interact with each other much (I also don’t think I would’ve had time, my den at its climax had 22 people). In our brief interactions together, we did become friends around 2013. We developed a basic friendship during the pinewood derbys, then when he came to my troop my patrol was very small (4 people) so we merged patrols. We were hanging out as patrol mates for quite a while, but then that time increased, due to the addition of a girl troop joining us. His mom was, and is, the scoutmaster of the girls troop. With my dad being the ASM who was about to be the scoutmaster for the boys troop we ended up hanging out a lot. We really got a tighter friendship when we went to Pamlico Sea Base, a council high adventure. During this time, we were all sleeping in close quarters, riding jet skis, driving boats, and fishing. It was really nice to just be able to hangout with my friends but specifically Kent as we both have similar interests in aquatic activities. Earlier this year my troop merged with another troop (Troop 950) in which we had to create new patrols. My patrol was the same group of people, but we wanted to change our name a little. We went from the Underdog Patrol to the Kent Patrol, when we were naming the patrol the entire Barbenheimer craze was sweeping the country, and we were inspired when our SPL said “If you have extra time you can have a patrol song.” We all were thinking about how we could have our song be Im Just Ken(t) in which we just yell Kent when the song says Ken. We are both in similar classes at school, and I have stayed active as a JASM in my troop, so we are both still active so we don’t have to worry about how it’s gunna go after I head to college.
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