Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Cub Scouts Rock!
I mentioned Scouts in my post a few minutes ago, but that was in passing, in the middle of a whiny, complaining blog. I've got some fun things to tell you and decided to give them a blog of their own, this one with a not-so-whiny tone to it.
At last night's pack meeting, my den received 46 awards. You read me right -- 46, and that's spread between only 5 boys. How cool is that!! We had two World Conservation badges (my son and one other) tons of arrow points (two for my son) two Wolf badges, scads of sports belt loops and pins, and some academic belt loops as well. I handed each of the boys a Ziplock bag and then dealt those awards out like Halloween candy to Trick-or-Treaters. I couldn't be more proud.
You know, it's one thing to give out a lot of awards and get public recognition, but even more important is the feeling of accomplishment the boys have. My son, in particular, is thrilled to get in there, do his requirements, stretch his horizons, learn and grow. The badges are awesome, but it's the personal growth that is the real reward.