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Friday, June 24, 2011

Autism Awarnss Month

Kids with special needs aren't weird or odd. They only want what everyone wants... to be accepted. Can I make a request? Is anyone willing to post this and leave it on your status for at least 1 hour? It is Special Education week & Autism Awareness Month, and this is in honor of all children made in a unique way.

Outbound Camp

 The picture above is of some of the Scandalous Scandinavians plus Zach Graham and myself the night of the dance on Saturday night.

How to start this post is actually harder then one might think, but here goes nothing. Outbound camp I would have to say was the most fun I have ever had at a summer camp in my life so far, the Rotex (students that have gone on an exchange and have returned and where selected from all the students in their region that went on exchanges to work at Outbound camp. They are unpaid volunteers just like all of Rotary is and all of the Rotex and Rotarians where super awesome and friendly. I was in Green 1 a.k.a. Team Asia all of the group is going somewhere in Asia two going to Japan, four going to Taiwan and then there is lonely old me going to Kyrgyzstan. Some of my best memories right now are of Outbound camp thanks to everyone who made it so brilliant.

To all of my new best friends y'all where awesome in everything, Davis Richardson for being a yellow brick road and even was nice enough to lay down with Paige to make a long yellow brick road for photos. Benton Bailey the most awesome dancer for being really tall that we had at camp. Then there is Larry the other Scandalous Scandinavian at camp that let Matthew draw all over you and the rest of you Scandalous Scandinavian except Hanna and your Rotarians. Cayenne, Carissa, and Page all my fellow ginger budys "Gingers Unite!". Hope everyone enjoys their summers and they all get their visas and passports in time while not killing anyone in the process. But my biggest thanks goes out to Hope Arensdorf the Head Rotex for helping me and putting up with my horrible Russian and everything. I just need to upload the photos to link with this blog so that everyone can see all the wonders that go on with teenagers when they are with like 59 other teenagers for five days and everything.

Rotary Youth Exchange

To everyone whom might read this, my name is Gregory James Scarbrough, a.k.a. Rufus Caesar or Gingy and when I'm on crutches I go by Cladus. I am a very strange and sometimes deranged almost 6 foot tall Ginger with a love to travel and help the world and the people I meet along the way. At the beginning of my junior year at Bellevue East High School, that I decided to apply for the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program, a truly brilliant program I would recommend to anyone willing to have to repeat another year of high school or go away from their family for a year and live with a new family in a different hemisphere while bettering your relations with other countries and making new friends as well as a whole 'Mafia Family' there to help you whenyou have an issue.

So now you might be wondering why is this blog titled Let's speak Russian in Asia? To answer all of y'alls questions with this Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) Program I shall be going to one of those like dozen '-stans' in the Middle East and Asia, the country is know to geography teacehers, and that lot as Kyrgyzstan, but the people call their country the Kyrgyz Republic, sort of like China is formally know as the People's Republic of China and everything. I will be staying in the capitol city of Bishkek and hopefully attending the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) from what I here I will be put in their Russian Major classes. I already know that I have an awsome counsler and host family.

If you want to know more just ask, you have this, facebook and Twitter to get a hold of me. Otherwise I dont know what to tell you. Best of luck in all of your journeys to find more information about this program simply go to