I love the story of Esther Which interestingly enough Is how I Learn about Oshkosh and it’s night time program. One day I was look as I often do for a play about Esther and I stumbled across the 2009 Oshkosh play in the life of Esther And I Was hooked. I memorized the play and then I found the 2014 Daniel play, and later 2004’s Joseph one. It was even better then the Esther one and I was like wow they do these every five years. I HAVE to go to the next one, at the time I was not even in pathfinders. Our cousins were already in pathfinders and told us amazing stories of what they were doing. My Brother and I Started Asking our parents both former pathfinders if we could join. Finely they let us join.
We immediately began to get ready for Oshkosh. Fast Forward a year, after fund raisers, packing and lots of sewing, we were finely on our way to Oshkosh! I can’t really describe the feeling of the realization that my dream was about to come true.
The car ride was interesting we left Kingsport Tn at 8:00 am on Sunday and arrived on Oshkosh Monday afternoon. When we pulled through the gates of Oshkosh it was a good thing I had my seat belt on or I would have literally hit the roof. For me it was just so crazy to be in Oshkosh after dreaming of being here for so long.
The activities are great But for me it’s all about the night time program. The first night I was jittery with excitement. I was actually seeing one of the plays from the same stage that has inspired me before. The play is all I have wished and more. The first night we were right behind the one of the awesome screens set up on the field. Yesterday we were able to get front row seats. It was incredible!
This week has deepened my dream to participate in the next Oshkosh as one of the staff. I want to say thank you to all the people who make this possible. It has been one of the best experiences of my life!