Pinewood derby 2017

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!


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Polar bear camp-out

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!

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Scouts Out!

After the holiday break , A and B are back to scouting. This outing they did some hiking, an obstacle course race, and worked on a skit for their upcoming camp out. Here are some more pictures from their adventure!

They also did some rock skipping: And checked out the functioning of a radio: 

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A’s first camp-out

camping adventureAnd….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.

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First cub scout meeting

Adventures in cub scouting

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!

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