Monday, February 2, 2009


Last week we had the boy scout den meeting that was canceled in December due to snow. Aaron was awarded his Bear rank. You can't tell from the picture but he was very excited and proud.

At the den meeting they played a game where the boys shot mini marshmallows through PVC pipe and the other scouts tried to catch the marshmallows in the cone. The first group to go were the Bears and Weeblos but Erik (a Tiger) was right in there shooting. He was also seeing how many he could eat then shoot. When it was the Tigers chance, Erik was the catcher. He is very competitive!

I really appreciate that when your boys earn rank (Erik earned his Bobcat, and Aaron earned his Bear) the den leaders have the whole family come up to receive the award. It is a lot of work for the parents to help the boys earn rank.

The tigers did a skit and Erik was looking for his watch under a lamp post (Mordecai and Renee) and the other scouts came and helped sow seeds of kindness by helping him look. At the end Erik said he lost his watch across the room but was looking under the lamp because the light was better there. It was really funny. He did a great job talking loud and remembering his lines.

Renee and Mordecai made the best looking lamp post around. Renee cracks me up with her dry sense of humor and quick wit and did not seem to mind a bit standing in front of a crowd with a lampshade on her head.

I was really proud that my mother in law was able to be at the Pack meeting and see the boys earn their awards. They both earned a lot of belt loops, and segments not to mention their ranks. It meant a lot to them that she was there.

Here are some other photos of grammy's visit. Ruby is looking so grown up and is such a great little helper.

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