JJ has been going along to Cub Scout meetings for quite a few weeks now. I’ve bought him the uniform and because he’s been going long enough it was time for him to be invested into the Scouts the other night, along with ten others.
He nearly didn’t get to go because there was a major meltdown here between him and I and he wouldn’t have gone if it wasn’t for this investment thing. He is on less Playstation and TV privileges this weekend, especially after being a bit naughty at school today but that’s another story.
We turned up to Scouts minus his Scout hat – oops – and the ceremony began. To be honest I can’t remember the whole order but I do know I have a bundle of badges to sew on his shirt.
His smile in the photo below says it all about how proud he is of himself at this point.
That’s it now. He’s got the badges and the certificate and there may as well been a ceremony for the new parents too to pledge allegiance to help out on bottle drives, scout camps and goodness knows what else. Guess what we’re doing Sunday? Driving around the neighbourhood getting the 10c recyclable bottles off whoever wants to give them to the Scouts. I hope it’s not raining.
He actually posed for me in this photo. That’s not always easy these days.
At least by the end of the night our argument was pretty much forgotten and we’d both moved on and the next day was a whole lot better. Thank goodness for nights and sleeping on things.
What great pics, and a fantastic thing to get into with the Scouts. I’d love to get my kids into scouts and girl guides but we literally do not have enough hours in the week.
So you enjoyed Star Trek to a point? My hubby and I went on a date last Saturday night and watched it. I loved it, but not sure if I am a Trekie, just yet!
Our 13yo is a scout. He has missed the last few weeks and has been saying he wants to give it up, however, this evening his leader called and mentioned that some of his friends miss him and he realised how much he enjoys it and misses it too. He’s said he’ll start going again next week. He has gotten so much out of it and one of th major benefits, as I see it, has been his gaining a group of friends outside of school friends. I think that can really help them have some perspective if school is ever tough.
Margo Upson says
My brother got a lot out of scouts. All I remember was being packed into a too-small room when all of the local troops got together for the boxcar derbies, awards ceremonies, and everything else. It does seem like the boy scouts have a lot more bottle drive, ect. type activities than the girl scouts do. I’m looking forward to my daughter being old enough to join scouts, though. I loved it when I was younger.
Farmerswife – I started watching Star Trek on telly when I was getting up in the night feeding my son. I’ve always liked the movies though. I wouldn’t call myself a hard core trekkie but I enjoy them. I loved Sylar from Heroes as Spock too.
Ali, I think the group of friends outside of school will help JJ too and the male role modelling will benefit too. Hopefully JJ won’t get bored of it too soon.
Margo, I don’t know if we have girl guides any more here, as the girls are part of the cub scouts here.
Oh, how adorable. Congratulations JJ. Hugs all around.
Scouts is very cool. I wish my eldest didn’t drop out on 14yrs.
I can’t wait till my littlies become Joeys.
Great job JJ