Monday, February 24, 2014

Missed a bit...

Things have been a bit crazy around here, and I am coming off of a four-day migraine that stopped me from functioning at all.

This weekend was the first time I was functioning, and I am so glad I was!

Rory went to a Webelo's event called Snow-Shoe. It is the biggest event of the year for scouts, and it gives them an opportunity to showcase what they have learned and accomplished.  Out of their group, only 3 boys could go because of some illnesses, and they were lucky enough a younger boy attended with them, otherwise, they wouldn't have had enough boys to participate.

The four boys did AWESOME and showed the entire council how much they know, and how good of scouts they are!!!

It was amazing. They raked in a total of 17 awards! Including some first and second over-all awards. This was an awesome achievement for the boys, number one because of their lowered number of attendees, and number two, because of what it meant to them!

I could not be more proud. It wasn't about winning, it was about what they are able to do as a team, and group. It just showed Carl and I, and Rory, what a great decision he made to move patrols, and to become part of what is a perfect team of boys.

Overall, I am so proud of what they displayed as far as their skills, and more so, their character, and ethics. The older three boys took a younger boy, who was not on their level, made him part of the team, and included him as a part of who they were, and why they won. That says so much about these young men, and who they are. That young man left the event, happy and excited to do this again, and  determined to gain more skills for the future.

Cub Scouts is so much more than just the knots, or arrow shooting, or skills. It is about the boys, the relationships they form, and the men we lead them to be. The Webelo II leaders, and the parents of the kids, have really taken these boys, and turned them into young men, a team, friends, and into brothers. These boys will remember these moments for the rest of their lives.

“Keep before your mind in all your teaching that the whole ulterior motive of this scheme is to form character in the boys" … Baden-Powell

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