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Holly PitcherComment
This summer I was able to attend the Scout Day Camp in our area. I am a cub scout leader (yet to get my lovely shirt) and am thoroughly enjoying spending this time with Bryce. This was my first Day Camp and it was so much fun! Hot...but fun ;)

They had the Jr ROTC there to take the kids through an obstacle course which I think the kids had the most fun. They learned about safety and had team building exercises. I was so glad to be able to attend and can't wait til next year...GO SCOUTS!!!

Bryce working is way through the course. So proud of him!!!

During the team building exercises they had to get these boards across the "hot lava" and then bring there team across. Bryce ended up knocking his nose on the board and tried to be so brave and not cry in front of the other boys. He asked me for a hug so that he could hide his tears and when he felt better he turned around and tried again. I was so proud of him and was even more thankful that he still wants my hugs in public, lol.

Nicole (another leader) and I roped in to helping the boys assemble their first aid kits...

and yes I did end up with a sunburn on the backs of my arms and neck, great fun!


Holly Pitcher2 Comments
With Bryce turning the big "8" he is now able to attend scouts. He has been so excited to go...especially when I was called to be a cub scout assistant. Every time I told him about our activities his eyes would light up and he would ask how long until he would get it go.

The day finally came and after outfitting him at the scout store (who knew that was going to cost so much) we headed to scouts. He had so much fun being able to hang out with the other boys and just do boy things. Being sandwiched between the girls can get a little to "girly" for him sometimes. Not that he complains or anything. After the activity he was so pumped up and excited that he came right home and started working on his Bobcat award. Needless to say he passed it off that night which meant I would experience my first pack meeting.

I have only been in Scouts for a few months, but every time a pack meeting would roll around I had prior engagements that I couldn't get out of. Added to the fact that I had no brothers growing up the scouting world is a whole new experience every time I attend. With Bryce, and the rest of the family in tow, we arrived at the church just in time. And I must say we all had a lot of fun. Our Cub Scout Master is such a hoot and I just love her!!! She made the whole thing so much fun and Bryce was all smiles! When it came his turn to be welcomed into the pack she really made him feel special and he was all over that!

Then it came time for him to be awarded his Bobcat and that was awesome! As his leader I got to help with the painting of his face...

and then stay up there so that he could pin me! That was a fun little surprise for me!!

I must say that I don't really understand the whole scouting world yet, but I'm starting to see how it really effects these boys for the better...especially Bryce! He needs this and everything that it can offer. So yay for the scouting program and all the fun years ahead of us!!!