Where in the World is Pete Pioneer?
Ugga Bugga World Record Edition!


Pete Pioneer is travelling the world, attempting to break as many world records as possible! And he's being joined by members of the Camp Harmony Staff! Follow their travels as they try to answer the question: Where in the World is Pete Pioneer?!?

Pete and Jerry attempt the World's Highest Ugga Bugga

Pete attempts the World's Scariest Ugga Bugga

Pete attempts the World's Smelliest Ugga Bugga

Pete and Michele Pool attempt the World's Hottest Ugga Bugga

Pete and Nicole Ass't Director attempt the World's Darkest Ugga Bugga

Pete attempts the World's Oldest Ugga Bugga

Pete attempts the World's Most Tongue-Tying Ugga Bugga

Pete attempts the World's Funniest Ugga Bugga

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The World's Highest Ugga Bugga

Hiya, Campers!

Pete Pioneer checking in on the first leg of my journey, and boy do I wish I had longer pants on my legs! This year, I'm attempting to break as many world records as I can, and will take pictures of myself doing them, armed with just my Camp Harmony (or Ugga Bugga) shirt and my trusty sandwich board to prove that I was there! For my first world record attempt, I was joined on effort by our own Jerry Director! We decided to aim high...literally! We climbed to the top of Mount Everest--the highest mountain range on Earth! Mt. Everest is 29,029 feet above sea level, and is part of the Himilaya mountain range, located on the border between Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal, and Tibet, China! This picture of us is from the summit--or the highest point--on the mountain. The air is thin up there and it is very cold, so we had to rely on our Ugga Bugga's to keep the sun out and keep us warm!

Check back next month for my next world record attempt!

 - Pete

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The World's Scariest Ugga Bugga


Happy Halloween, Campers!


In honor of the scariest day of the year, I decided to make my second World Record attempt “The World’s Spookiest Ugga Bugga!” I traveled to Borley, England and visited “The World’s Most Haunted House”! For every world record, I had planned on being joined by a member of the Camp Harmony staff, but no one was brave enough to join me this time! Visitors to the Borley Rectory have claimed to have seen ghosts of people walking the grounds, as well as seeing—and hearing!—ghosts of horses running around! People also claim to hear mysterious footsteps and strange creaks and crashes inside the house! I made sure to visit during the day, to avoid any scares or surprises. But unfortunately, I got lost on my way there and didn’t arrive until just before the sun went down. This could have qualified as the World’s Fastest Ugga Bugga, because I did my business and got out of there as quickly as possible! I definitely heard footsteps…but they were mine!


See you next month as I continue to break records!


- Pete

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The World's Smelliest Ugga Bugga

Hi, Campers! I’m continuing my ongoing quest to break as many world’s records as possible. And I’ve got to tell you, it really stinks! Not my mission, but this month’s world’s record! I decided to perform the World’s Smelliest Ugga Bugga! I traveled to London, England to visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, where they have a specimen of Titan Arum—also known as the “corpse flower”—which is the world’s stinkiest plant! The titan arum grows only in the wild in the equatorial rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia. When the flower blooms, it smells like rotting meat! It was so bad that I had to wear a mask on my face to cover my nose! Once again, I invited other Lifers to join me in trying to break this record, but they all claimed to be too busy to make the trip. Maybe they just didn’t want to be around the smell?!? Well, now that I did my Ugga Bugga, I am going to take about six showers and bathe in tomato juice…then I’ll continue my journey to break more world’s records! 
See you next month!
- Pete

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Hi ho, Campers! This month, I decided to escape from the cold, NJ winter weather, and headed to one of the hottest places on earth: Death Valley, California! The temperature in Death Valley can reach over 130 degrees every day! During the month of July, the average temperature is 117 degrees during the day…Wow! I figured that with temperatures that high, it would definitely be a Coney Island Day, so I brought Michele Pool with me in case I needed a lifeguard! Unfortunately, there is very little water here, so I didn’t get to swim. Our Ugga Bugga’s sure worked, though! There was no rain for our entire trip. In fact, some parts of the valley get less than 2 inches of rain per year! Well, we’re going to get out of here before we melt! Maybe next month I’ll try someplace a little cooler…
See you next month!


Brrr….campers! Last month I said that I wanted to try someplace cool, but this is ridiculous!!! This month, Nicole Assistant Director and I took our record-breaking Ugga Bugga tour to the site of the longest night in the world: The North Pole! We decided to see just how powerful our Ugga Bugga’s would be…but the sun didn’t come out. But that’s not our fault. From September 21 to March 18, the sun does not shine in the North Pole, because it is constantly below the horizon. It’s a great way to catch-up on some sleep, but it gets awfully cold and dark! It’s a good thing we brought glow-in-the-dark markers for our sign! Just for fun, we might sneak back up on March 19 and do an Ugga Bugga…it will guarantee six months of sunny days!
Stay cool!


Hi there, Campers! Pete Pioneer here, continuing my global trek and setting world records for Ugga Bugga’s! This month, I traveled to the Land of the Nile: Egypt! I journeyed to the Valley of the Kings, which is the location of many Pharaoh’ tombs. The tomb walls are covered in hieroglyphs, which were a writing system used by the ancient Egyptions, consisting of pictures for words. And during my explorations, I found evidence of the oldest Ugga Bugga in history! Look at the wall behind me, and look at where the arrow is pointing! That is obviously a picture of the Pharaoh doing an Ugga Bugga to keep the rain away. It must have worked, too, because this area of Egypt is mostly desert! I decided to do my best impression of the Pharaoh, so I did my Ugga Bugga right next to his, before leaving to go break my next world record!
See you next time!


Hi, Campers! As everybody knows, “Ugga Bugga” is one of the easiest words to say. But what happens when you try to say it at the place in the world with the longest name? Well, I’m always up for a challenge, so I traveled to Taumatawhakatangihangak-oauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupo-kaiwhenuakitanatahu, in New Zealand this month to try!

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturip-ukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is the name for a 1,000 ft high hill in southern Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, and is the longest name of a place in the world! The name translates roughly as “The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who traveled about, played his nose flute to his loved one.” So if you add an Ugga Bugga to the end of the neame, you could add “and kept the rain away” to its meaning! After saying that, I need to give my tongue a break and use little words for the next thirty days!

See you next time!


The World's Funniest Ugga Bugga!

Yuk yuk yuk, Campers! This is Pete Pioneer checking in with a report of my monthly world-record-setting Ugga Bugga journey! I’m not saying “yuck” because I ate something bad…I’m saying “yuk” because I’m trying to make people laugh! This month, I joined the circus (just like I did twice before) to make the World’s Funniest Ugga Bugga! The first circus was founded in Ancient Rome and featured many different animals. In the 18th Century, circuses became very popular and more like the current versions, featuring acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, tightrope walkers, jugglers, unicyclists, and of course clowns! During the show, I did lots of funny things, like getting a pie in the face and honking my big red nose. I was known as “Ugga Bugga the Clown”, and got the entire audience to do one big Ugga Bugga! Some of them laughed so hard at my act they asked me to stay. But I had to get back on the road! Only one more record to break before the summer!

Have fun!
- Pete
(special thanks to Daniel K for helping to arrange this month’s world record!)

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