This was an unusual training because it is the first ASL integrated course. (You can check out the Salt Lake Tribune article here). There were 2 Deaf patrols. There were 3 interpreters and many instructors who know some ASL. It has been great for me because the ASL I learned at BYU started to come back to me. I've been able to help interpret a bit between hearing and deaf scouters. I've taught my patrol some signs and phrases, such as 'nice to meet you,' 'good morning', and of course most important, 'bathroom'.
My patrol is the Fox Patrol. There are 6 guys (Dallin, Ryan, Daniel, Tony, RJ, and Jeremy), me, and our troop guide Jay. There are a total of 8 patrols.
We had kitchen duty. Here is proof that the guys do dishes.
Here we are balancing nails on one single nail. Can you feel how excited we are at our accomplishment?
The guys doing their Captain Morgan stance. From left to right is RJ, Daniel, Jeremy, Tony, Ryan and Dallin.
On the last day we did not get in our article for the Gilwell Gazette so the scribes wrote it for us. They had put that people could get their picture with us for a reasonable price. So here is a pic of Dave the Scribe and Daniel.
We got along great and really bonded, we are like a fraternity and will be lifelong friends. We are planning to get together often in the future.