RE: First Nude Swim
I owe so much to Scouting, particularly as it got me introduced to rock climbing and alpine mountaineering. Early on, when I was about 14, we were taken rock climbing on a remote crag in North Wales, UK, by the (late) mountaineer, explorer and prolific author, Showell Styles, who joined our group for the day. After some climbing, he led us up to a small lake and stripped off and jumped in, where upon all leaders and boys did likewise. I am so grateful for the introduction to skinny-dipping. Those were days when we were all used to showering at school alongside teachers and other boys, so nudity was no big deal. In fact, we were probably more interested in how many gears a boy had on his bicycle than how different our body parts were.