Friday, August 23, 2013

Ruby Marshes Summer Camp

One of my favorite places on earth is the Ruby Marshes.  It is in Eastern Nevada close to Elko.  It was settled by Mormon Pioneers and is little changed for the last 100 years.  It is open, quiet, wild, starkly beautiful and peaceful.  The two LDS stakes in Elko and the Ely Stake decided to conduct their own Summer Camp out here. 

As Council Commissioner, I took advantage to spend three days visiting the camp.  I told the boys Bayden Powell stories at one of their campfires.  I met with the Bishops and leaders and generally just wandered around.  They had about 200 boys and leaders at the camp.  It was well run and looked like a great program.  I was happy to have the excuse to go out and visit.

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