When you think about lifeguards, you may wonder how they got into life guarding. It all started for me at Yawgoog Scout Reservation in Rhode Island in mid-August last year. I was going there for my first year of Camp Yawgoog with Boy Scout Troop 84 out of Copiague.
The first thing we had to do in the week long stay was choose goals for our merit badges, which are achievements on the way to Eagle Scout, the highest award in scouting. The five merit badges I chose were in wilderness survival, fishing, cooking, swimming and first aid.