Amazing is all I can say. I had a super, terrific time at Summer Camp with my son and his Boy Scout Troop. And to hear my teenage son say I can go camping with the Scouts anytime made it even more special.
I asked him why he said it was okay for me to camp with the scouts. --One thing was I stayed out of his hair and I wasn't typical nag-mom. Instead I was cool Jeep Mom! --The second thing was my Bear Scare.
I had the scouts -not all- believing the pineapple juice I spilled on the rock would not be able to be cleaned off. I informed them that bears have a ten times stronger sense of smell then dogs and that pineapple juice was one of the most potent fruit smells out their. They were very scared. I didn't think they would fall for my story. Most know how I like to exaggerate. But I guess when the Scoutmaster came in to play along and my great acting -- we had those Scouts hook, line and sinker.
One Scout said "We are Scouts, we can figure this out." Some were ready to kick me out of camp. I really got a kick out of watching and listening to them.
Then later that evening by the fire an older Scout had a speaker and hooked it up to a bear sound and played it. Of course I went running and screaming. Not too far behind me were lots of screaming and crying scouts. I felt pretty bad that evening but the next morning they were all over it. It was definitely a memory for all at the camp. Remembering "scary campfire stories" is always fun.