LDS young people learn to dive

Special to The Log

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to provide a variety of activities for their young people.

This summer’s scout camp was especially exciting with their pursuit of badge hunting during the muggy months of June.

The young men learned to scuba dive this summer. Novice diver Eugene Hall, second from right in photo, is shown with scuba gear while earning his special badge at Spanish Trail Scout Reservation.

The pupils learned more than how to dive. They also learned CPR and first aid for injuries and illnesses that might occur during a dive.

According to instructor James Eisenwise, the High Adventure Scuba Merit Badge results in PADI Open Water Diver Certification that is only the first step into an endless world of new experiences, adventure and fun.

Also in the Fort Walton Beach area, the scout troops were introduced to the Choctaw Drone Program and club by Sean McSheehy, Choctaw engineering instructor. Much excitement was created by his high flying drone in the Church parking lot and many looked forward to enrolling in this fun class.