Focus: It’s October
and the boys should be back into the school groove and now is a good time to
have a little “away from home” fun—even if they don’t leave the house! Why
not take them on a safari across the grasslands of Africa or on a search for
silverback gorillas in South America? Our boys are at that perfect age when
anything and everything can be an adventure. Take the time this month to use
the theme and to make adventures happen with them and for them.
Above from York
Adams Area Council
LAST MONTH’S OF SUMMER
Jim and I took our
vacations in mid-July. Then I spent 2 weeks at work catching up on what
happened while I was vacationing. Then August rolled around. August 1st
was my 48th birthday and our son, Neal turned 21 on August 1st.
Yes he was my best birthday gift ever! I returned to St. Louis for the
weekend of Aug 8 – 12, and attended my 30th reunion. The following
weekend we helped Neal finish his move from his dorm to an apartment. Really
kind of a sad event for me. His bedroom furniture is now completely gone.
Now we are spending our weekends looking for a new car for me. Lastly, my
brother Tim’s wife has been treated for skin cancer. It was found during
another operation she had in June. She has been operated on and has gone
through her chemotherapy treatments and we await reports on this. Please pray
for her total recovery, her name is Marsha. I apologize for the REALLY REALLY
lateness of this Bugle. The month of July and August have been one of many
many changes and reflections in my own life that quite truthfully I am
On a happier note, I
am hoping to get a 2002 Toyota Highlander, my husband is hoping I will get the
I hope this issue
isn’t to late for many of you to use.
Enter the 15th
Annual Boys' Life Reading Contest Now!
one-page report titled "The Best Book I Read This Year" and enter it in the
15th Annual Boys' Life Reading Contest. The book can be fiction or
nonfiction. But the report has to be in your own words—500 words tops. Enter
in one of these three age categories:
8 years old and younger,
9 and 10 years old,
11 years and older.
Pedro receives your report, you'll get a free patch like the yellow one below.
(And, yes, the patch is a temporary insignia, so it can be worn on the Boy
Scout uniform shirt, on the right pocket. Proudly display it there or
three winners from each age group will also get a Leatherman multi-tool (or
any two books they want), copies of Codemaster books 1 and 2, the limited
edition Codemaster pin-and-patch set—plus their names announced in Boys' Life!
contest is open to all Boys' Life readers. Be sure to include your
name, address, age and grade in school on the entry.
your report, along with a business-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope, to:
Boys' Life Reading Contest, S306
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2002.