A’s den for Cub Scouts has been working on learning the flag ceremony, and he got the opportunity to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at a very special ceremony for Cub Scouts who earned their Arrow of Light. The Arrow of Light is the highest achievement of a Cub Scout and it takes a lot of effort, time, and hard work. My nephew received his Arrow of Light at the ceremony and we were so proud to be a part of the event! My nephew’s den was led by my brother in law and he and the other volunteers did an amazing job helping the scouts achieve their Arrow of Light.
Here’s A prepping for the pledge:
And here he is saying the Pledge and narrating the rest of the flag ceremony:
We are so proud of A!
A had his cub scout banquet this past week! He and his den are busily working through the rest of their qualifications to achieve wolf status by the end of the semester. He did a great job cheering on the other dens that have completed their qualifications!
They also participated in other fun activities, like making a little cub scout key chain:
And hanging out with his best bud and cousin:
And eating cake!
A had his first Pinewood derby this past weekend! He had a great time, and he won first place in his den! He’s already working on his design for next year. His car had to make it through four heats, but before they got started we took some pre-race pictures:
And he led the Pledge of Allegiance (I’m going to say this was my proudest moment of the day. It was packed and he did so well!):
And then the race began!
After fifty heats they announced the winners:
Both A and his cousin J earned first place for speed in their dens! They were pumped!
And finally a picture with B and A together! B put a lot of time into helping A get his car race ready. He’s the best!
A had his first polar bear camp-out this weekend! We originally didn’t think it was going to get cold enough, but the temperatures got just low enough for him to earn his badge!
A said his favorite parts were helping B build the tent:
Going on a hike:
And playing Pokemon cards with B in the tent:
They had pizza-dillas for dinner, and tried out the new tent light B purchased:
And they were the first ones asleep (and apparently the first ones up since A woke up at 1 a.m.).
They had a great time!
And….we’re back! Phew! I can’t believe it took a week and a half to get my blog straightened out. Now I’m playing catch-up! As promised before (in a post that was deleted by a mishap from the old server), here is a re-cap of A and B’s first camping adventure.
A had his cub scout meeting this past weekend and he made sure they came well prepared (he checks his guide book and then makes sure B packs the appropriate supplies) and did quite a bit of work…
This past weekend A participated in his first “Space Derby” for Cub Scouts and so of course his model was in the design of an X-Wing….
This past weekend A went to his first cub scout meeting! He has been so excited to participate in the summer events, so he was thrilled to now be attending meetings. For their first meeting they met at one of our local trails, went hiking, inspected forest life, and made apple cobbler in a dutch oven. He and B arrived back two hours later, tired, but full of stories about all their adventures!