Happy Trails to the Lafayette, Indiana area Girl Scouts and the Camp Sycamore Valley Girls Scout Camp

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana

 

 

Happy Trails to the Lafayette, Indiana area Girl Scouts and the Camp Sycamore Valley Girl Scout Camp!

 

 

One of the joys of teaching and coaching for over 30 years at the high school level was an unending cycle of giving back to the community way beyond the hours of the school day.

 

Keller Williams Realty in Lafayette, Indiana had the honor of helping the Lafayette area Girls Scouts by helping with some much needed outdoor projects at Camp Sycamore Valley about seven miles east of downtown Lafayette.

 

 

The outdoor projects for this full work day included:  cleaning around the swimming pool, trimming trees, pulling weeds, raking dirt, staining a new bridge, and spreading crushed limestone to make new trails.

 

 

 

 

 

The most challenging task was spreading the piles of limestone to make about 500 yards of new trails, and since I had only three hours of time I could contribute before afternoon appointments this called for some COOL HAND LUKE  chain gang power spreading! 

 

I am not sure if my colleagues caught on with the quickened pace, but I did set a goal to have all the piles spread before having to leave for my afternoon appointments and we did accomplish our task!  Our Keller Williams real estate agents accomplished all the requested work and then some.

I have to admit I was huffing and puffing a little at the end with the Paul Newmanesque pace, but physical work is always good and the kid still has it!

 

What a great opportunity to serve the Lafayette area community, get some great exercise, and have some fun in the process.  

Happy Trails to the Lafayette area Girls Scouts at Camp Sycamore Valley this summer!!!

 

In case you never saw Cool Hand Luke with Paul Newman here is a YouTube clip from the road crew scene when Paul Newman starts shoveling the sand at a break neck pace and the others decide to follow.

Some of you may also think that the musical score may sound familiar and you would be right.  Countless local TV news stations have used some of the music to introduce their news cast through the last several decades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alan Kirkpatrick
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Bruce Walter 

Lovely area. You mention Girl Scouts is it cookie time yet. lol

Aug 13, 2015 11:37 AM #65
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Bruce Walter
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Alan, we looked forward to the lunch provided as they were serving some of their famous Girl Scout Cookies for dessert!  Apparently they have a stockpile of them to be brought out on special occasions!

Aug 14, 2015 10:39 PM #66
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Anna Hatridge
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Bruce, I haven't seen a recent post from you so you must still be snacking on some Girl Scout Cookies!  Wishing you a great week ahead.

Aug 15, 2015 05:31 AM #67
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Bruce Walter
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Anna, I only posted this three weeks ago as it was stuck in draft mode; that is a very recent post for me!!!!

Aug 15, 2015 05:34 AM #68
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Just popping back in to see what you've been up to! 

Aug 17, 2015 01:04 PM #69
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Bruce Walter
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Judi, I'm sure you were shocked to see the same post!  ^_~

Aug 17, 2015 01:06 PM #70
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Pamela Seley
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Bruce, good job. That trail looks beautiful, and I'm sure the Lafayette Indiana Girl Scouts are thrilled to have a nice trail to walk on at Camp Sycamore! 

Aug 22, 2015 03:12 AM #71
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Bruce Walter
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Pamela, walking trails is a great form of exercise and the staff at the Camp Sagamore Girls Scouts was very appreciative of our efforts!

Aug 24, 2015 12:16 PM #72
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Larry Johnston
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Hi Bruce Walter , I'm worn out after that film clip.  Is that how you felt?  I'm sure the Girl Scouts were thrilled!

Aug 30, 2015 01:48 PM #73
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Bruce Walter
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Larry, it was great exercise for a very good cause.  I was sucking some serious air after doing the bottom land trail and walking up that very steep hill to finish off the shorter upper trail.

Aug 31, 2015 08:36 AM #74
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You have developed many skills in your lifetime and you have taught plenty of students who are now adults today. You're a great guy with a wealth of information and you're always giving, teaching and educating. Bruce - you were born to educate and you do that so well!!!

Sep 16, 2015 07:05 AM #75
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Patricia, I do appreciate your very kind words and I can go another ten years on a single heart felt compliment!

Sep 23, 2015 04:54 AM #76
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I know it was a lot of work, but what could be more fun and satisfying than that? GREAT job!!

Oct 17, 2015 03:09 AM #77
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Larry Johnston
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Hi Bruce Walter , I remember Cool Hand Luke. I can just see you doing that. I would have to find a park bench every 10 feet and rest. 

Oct 17, 2015 01:54 PM #78
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Joni, physical work is so good for our bodies and it was for a GREAT cause!

Oct 17, 2015 11:48 PM #79
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Bruce Walter
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Larry, I have to admit going up that big hill from working down in the valley  after we finished the first trail was a challenge on the lungs!

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Bruce Walter - with the holiday season in full bloom, let us all remember those Girl Scouts who continue to need to be empowered by leaders and adults who help them to succeed and grow in a world of their own. You do great things for the people in your community. As a Teacher for life - you light the way for our youth who need the hope of a brighter tomorrow. 

Dec 04, 2015 01:02 AM #81
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Bruce Walter
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Patricia, thank you for your very kind words and blessing upon you this Christmas Season down in Flowermound, TX!

Dec 19, 2015 02:47 AM #82
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Bruce Walter - I would love to hear more about your teaching days. I'll bet you were a great teacher and many children remember you today. You made all those little people expand their minds into good thoughts. Where are they today? 

Jul 25, 2016 02:39 PM #83
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Bruce Walter
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Patricia,  I do have some interesting "tales from the classroom and athletic fields"!!!!    I do miss teaching American History and Economics, and most of all the everyday give and take with the kids in the classroom!  (I do not miss all the preparation time and nightly grading of homework, tests, projects, and quizzes) I do occasionally run into some of them and it is always great to see them!

Jul 27, 2016 10:40 AM #84
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