“What are the four components of habitat? BUZZ! “California; food, water, shelter and space.” “That is correct.” One point to the California Covey!This was one of the questions asked many times in quail trivia. When you think you know the answer, you buzz in, give your coveys’ name, and say the answer. We had five coveys trying to buzz in at the same time, but we had to be super quick to get it first. My covey wanted the highest number of points so we could play in the final round for double points. We would play quail trivia at the end of each day to refresh what we learned that day. When we got sleepy, we would play it and it would wake us up.I went to the Bobwhite Brigade in Campbellton, Texas this summer and I loved it! I went to Buckskin last year as a cadet and came back as an assistant herd leader and wanted to come to Bobwhite since my sister went last year and she had a blast! I love meeting new people and seeing old friends from previous camps. I bonded closely with my California Covey and one of the girls went to Buckskin with me last year and we caught up with each other through out the week. Two of my assistant leaders and previous cadets from buckskin came to Bobwhite with me too. I got to talk to them a lot and it was good seeing them again. I didn’t know many people in my covey in the beginning but now I talk to them everyday. As we say at the Brigades, “Come as strangers, leave as friends.” The Bobwhite Brigade didn’t just teach me about quail, but also leadership skills. We had to work as one in many activities and meet new people from other coveys, and bond with them. We played Habitat Lap Sit and all the coveys had to make a tight circle. We would sit on the other persons lap and we formed a habitat; food, water, shelter and space. If you took one of the resources out, we would fall down and our habitat collapsed. We also tried the human knot. My covey did it together, grabbing two peoples hands, and get ourselves untangled and into a circle. When my covey finished, we joined the Mearns Covey. It was more difficult since we had more people involved but we got untangled in the end because we worked together. We also worked on our media skills. Each of us had a silver bullet that we had to memorize. Mine was, “The largest room in the world, is the room for improvement by anonymous.” I had to say it with a loud, clear voice so everyone could hear me. I learned so much in such a short amount of time, the most interesting facts to me were: quail are only six inches tall and weigh six ounces. It takes an egg twenty- three days to hatch and their diet consists of mostly insects. Thank you Brigades, you make my summer fun and worth wild! I can’t wait to go back next year!