I went on a 20-mile hike with our scouts this past Saturday. We hiked in the desert just west of Salt Lake. Most of the hike was along the historic Pony Express Trail.
Even after multiple times of pleading with these scouts to come prepared, especially with good hiking shoes, many of them showed up wearing those floppy, big, loose-laced skateboard shoes. The boys with good hiking shoes were the first to finish. One of the other leaders said, “Now we know how the prophets feel. Always having to beg and plead for us to be obedient, get your food storage, get out of debt, etc.”