Canadian canoe trip taught 14-year-old not to gripe

There are obviously lots of ways to teach youngsters not to whine and gripe but kids usually “take care” of gripey teens or at least that was my experience.
Some re-application may be required for septuagenarians like me.
There’ve been many blessings in my life. Being chosen as one of 26 Boy Scouts and two adult leaders to make a wilderness canoe trip in Canada was a real treat…of sorts.
Most guys on the trip were older and bigger. I was 14 and weighed maybe

 

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