Our Scoutmaster told us all to write to our parents in case you saw the flood on TV and worried. We are okay. Only one of our tents and two sleeping bags got washed away, but none of us drowned because we were all up on the mountain looking for Bryson when it happened.
Oh yes, please call Bryson’s mother and tell her that he’s doing fine. He can’t write because of the cast. I got to ride on one of the search and rescue jeeps. It was awesome! We never would have found him in the dark if it hadn’t been for all of the lightning.
Scoutmaster Bob got mad at Bryson for going on a hike alone without telling anyone. Bryson said he did tell him, but it was during the fire so he probably didn’t hear him.
Did you know that if you put a gas can on a fire, the gas can will blow up? Mason is going to look pretty strange until his hair grows back.
We will be home on Saturday, as long as Scoutmaster Bob gets the truck fixed. It wasn’t his fault about the wreck. He said the brakes were working when we left. He said that with a car that old you to have to expect something to break down; that’s probably why he can’t get insurance on it. We think it’s a sweet truck. He doesn’t care if we get it dirty, and if it’s hot we can take turns riding in the bed. It gets pretty hot with ten people in a pickup.
Scoutmaster Bob is even teaching Chase how to drive. But he only lets him drive on the mountain roads where there isn’t any traffic. All we ever see up there are logging trucks.
Guess what? We have all passed our first aid merit badges. When Luke dove in the lake and cut his arm, we got to see how a tourniquet works.
Don't worry about anything. We are fine.