It’s a Cub Scout Life for us

May 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm (Uncategorized)

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Back in October, when Samuel turned 8, he became a Cub Scout. The nonsense started with the uniform. I was told by the leader that Samuel only needed the shirt, pack badges, neckerchief and slide, that did not go over too well with Doug. He believes that if there’s a uniform, you wear the entire thing … right down to the socks! When they tallied the bill at the Scout Store I wasn’t too convinced, but I have to say that Samuel looks great in his uniform! I know I’m slightly biased, but I don’t care! Samuel went to his first den meeting in November and in December he got his Bobcat and his Wolf. I think maybe we were a little too excited about the program because in January I got called to be a Den Leader!

 

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With 4 boys I knew I’d spend my fair share of time in Scouting, but I didn’t think it would start so soon! I’ve actually loved being a part of the scouting program. I get to keep on top of what Samuel is doing, and I am getting a good understanding of the whole program. Hopefully this will prepare me for, what I can only guess is, the next 15 years of my life!

 

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Here’s the great thing though, there are awards for leaders too! If you know me, you know I’m little competitive, and I love the idea of getting awards at the Roundtable meetings. This excitement may wear off, but it’s been 4 months and I still love it! Plus, it’s a church calling that gives you the Summers off!

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We also just participated in our first Pinewood Derby. Samuel didn’t win first, but there was no doubt that he made his own car, and he enjoyed every minute of it!!

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2 Comments

  1. Amy Farmer said,

    Oh dear. Ethan just joined Cub Scouts in April. I don’t really have a testimony of scouting. And don’t get Landon started. On the BSA application, there was a box that said “I will be a supportive scout parent”. I couldn’t check the box; it would’ve been dishonest. May the force be with us!

  2. sharleen said,

    Way to go Samuel!! I was in cub scouts when Isaac was a baby and the world of 8-10 yr old boys seemed so strange to me . . . still kinda does

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