Saturday, October 4, 2008

Death & DofE

Saturday, October 4, 2008
Whats it with death this fall?

First my Uncle died - now my good friend Shaun's dad has died.

Shaun is a close friend from cadets - his mom is an officer too. His dad has been really sick for about a year now - and he passed away last weekend, though I just found out about it on tuesday at cadets. Our core is all going to the funeral - or at least most of us - to support Shaun and his family.

Poor guy is taking it really hard too - he refuses to let it out and is keeping it all in... so i'm a little worried about him...

In happier news - my team DID win the Stalin trail, and I passed a test on Facist Italy only getting 6 questions wrong out of 35 - so not bad at all!
And in Psychology our serveys are going pretty well - though I got kicked out of Walmart yesterday! haha~

Last night Casy was working night shift at the Super 8 (right next door to my house, my mom also works there) so I went to visit her at 2am! I ended up staying untill nearly 430, but it was lots of fun. We even researched info about campsites for the Duke of Edinburgh's award we are going for together.

What is Duke of Edinburgh? Well...
"The DofE (or The Duke of Edinburgh's Award), is a programme of activities that can be undertaken by anyone aged from 14 to 25, regardless of personal ability. Activities include Community Service, Physical, Skills, and Expedition; with one more, Residential Skills, added for the Gold Award."

We're doing Silver, here's what we have to do:
"A Silver DofE programme has 4 sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. You need to do at least 6 months Volunteering and a minimum of 6 months on either Physical or Skills and 3 months on the other. It’s up to you which one you do for longer.
The Expedition section involves planning, training for and doing a 3 day (2 night) expedition."

It's open to anyone in British Commonwealth between aged of 14-24 so if you interested here is some links:
Wiki Page
Home page

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