Happy Camper

What are the typical problems facing teens today?

The common teenage problems that teens face today are usually related to Self-Esteem and Body Image, Stress, Bullying, Depression, Cyber Addiction, Drinking and Smoking, Teen Pregnancy, Underage Sex, Child Abuse, Peer-Pressure, and Competition, Eating Disorders.

What is wrong with saying, “What’s wrong with teens today?”

It’s wrong to say that because you can mean it as a question or mean it as a statement, and your tone of voice can also change the meaning of “What’s wrong with teens today?”

How are you better and brighter than your parent’s generation?

My generation is better and brighter than my parent’s generation because we are exhibiting all sorts of tendencies to independence.

How are the troubled students in more trouble than those of your parent’s generation?

Our parents didn’t have the kind of technology we have today.  Troubled students are in more trouble now because they are exposed to the internet and social media; where people can cyber-bully, body shame, and more.

When did women get to vote in Canada? The U.S.A.?

In 1916 women got to vote in Canada.  In 1920 women got to vote in the U.S.

Have you ever “Left your campsite better than you found it”?

I think I have but I’m not a 100% percent positive if I have actually “Left my campsite better than I found it”.

“Connect the dots.” What does that mean in your school?

At lunch connecting the dots to me means: There are the popular kids in my class, The younger grades, The gamers, The table hockey kids, Gymnasium kids, Higher grades all lined up, Grade 8’s, Student counsel kids, The lone wolves, The teachers, Library kids, and my friends.

How many times could you listen to “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boon?

I can only listen to that song 3 times in a row.

Do you know an adult that believes in you more than you believe in yourself?

My teachers, parents, relatives, a lot of people believe in me more than I believe in myself.

Do you know someone you believe in more than they believe in themselves?

I know a few people that I truly believe in more than they believe in themselves.

What is a “Happy Camper”? How can you spot them?

A Happy Camper is A comfortable, contented person.  You can spot a happy camper by seeing what a person does.  Examples:  Random acts of kindness, Leaving places (home, work, school) better than they found them, Believing in others,  Cheering up other people.

What is the pledge of the “Happy Camper”?

I state your name to hereby take the solum pledge to be a Happy Camper.  And as a Happy Camper, I believe in choices; So if somebody comes up to me and says Hey, how are you doing say Great.  And to birth and death, I`ll make the world better behind me than it is in front of me.  Now let’s say I walk inside that cafeteria and there`s some garbage on the table, I`ll pick up some of it, not going to pick up all of it what am I an idiot? I`ll pick up some of it and do random acts of kindness, I`ll help people find their smile.  And if I do not do these three solum things, pray God to remind me with a big, huge lightning bolt, or a big tornado like in the movie Twister, or with a shape pointy stick.

How will you know you are a “Happy Camper”?

You will know you are a Happy Camper when you’re responsible for your own emotions, Have respect for the world around you, and you will believe provide service, to give instead of taking away, and to help others find their smile.

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