On the 24th and 25th of October, I represented Texas Brigades at the annual Buck Fever Event. The event was hosted in the Coliseum of Seguin- Guadalupe County from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on both days.
This past summer, I attended a Texas Brigades camp in Galveston called the Coastal Brigade. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I’m so glad I went to the camp. I learned about wildlife conservation, leadership, teamwork, and character building. Now I have my chance to tell people about my great experience with Texas Brigades.
On the first day of the event, I was so nervous about my public speaking abilities. I am not a smooth talker! Even though I know everything about Texas Brigades, I sometimes have a humongous brain fart.😂 I did better than I thought I’d do, but it could have been better!
Our booth was on the end of an aisle, so we have a complete view of the stage area without having to move. The Gator Country people came out showing snakes and gators. I loved how many kids enjoyed the gators! Plus, their parents walk by our booth to see the gator man… 😉
On the second day, I invited one of my buddies from camp to come to the event. With all of our speaking abilities, we became one team of cadet-seekers. I created a mission to find “potential candidates”, because it seemed like we were being slightly overlooked. We “scoped out” boys and girls between the ages of 13-17. Now let me tell you… I am horrible at differentiating ages of teenage boys. A 15 year old could look 12 or 18… you never know… 🤔
We gave out many brochures and we may have found some future cadets and volunteers. I hope to see some of them next year at camp!
By the end of the day, I was able to walk up to a random person and tell them about Texas Brigades. This is incredible to me, because I would never have done that a year ago.
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