||Dear Mum and Dad,
Our scout leader told us to write to our parents in case you saw the pictures of the flood on TV, and were worried. We're okay. Only one of our tents and two sleeping bags got washed away. Luckily, none of us got droned, because we were all up on the mountain looking for Nick when it happened.
Oh yes, please phone Nicks mother and tell her that he is okay. He can't write because of the cast. I got to ride in one of the search and rescue jeeps. It was cool. We would never of found him in the dark if it hadn't been for the lightning. Scout leader Dean got mad at Nick for going on a hike alone without telling anyone. Nick 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 gas on a fire, the gas can blow up?
The wet wood didn't burn, but one of the tents did. Also some of our clothes. Mark is going to look weird until his hair grows back.
We will be home on Saturday if scout leader Dean gets the car fixed. It wasn't his fault about the wreck. The brakes worked okay when we left. Scout leader Dean said that with a car that old, you have to expect something to break down, it's probably why he cant get insurance. We think it's a cool car. He doesn't care if we get dirty and if it's hot, he sometimes lets us ride on the bumpers. It gets pretty hot with 10 people in a car, so he lets us take turns riding in the trailer, until a policeman stopped us for a chat to Dean. Scout leader Dean is cool. Don't worry, he's a good driver. In fact, he's teaching Paul how to drive on the mountain roads where there isn't any traffic. All we ever see up there are logging trucks.
This morning all of the guys were diving off the rocks and swimming out in the lake. Scout leader Dean wouldn't let me because I can't swim, and Nick was afraid he would sink because of the cast, so he let us take the canoe across the lake. It was cool. You can still see some of the trees under the water from the flood.
Scout leader Dean isn't fussy like some scout leaders. He didn't even get mad about the life jackets. He has to spend a lot of time working on the car, so we are trying not to cause him any trouble.
Guess what? We have all passed our first aid merit badges. When Craig dived into the lake and cut his arm, we got to see how a tourniquet works.
Nick and I threw up, but scout leader Dean said it was probably just food poison from the leftover chicken. He said they got sick that way with the food they ate at prison. I'm so glad he got out and became our scout leader. He said he sure figured out how to get things done better while he was doing his time. By the way, what is a pedophile?
I have to go now. We are going to town to post our letters and buy some Vaseline. We are all fine.