Monday, June 1, 2015

Evan's Last Days as a Wolf

Cub Scouts turned out to be even more of a blessing for Evan than we knew it would be when he started last Fall.  He enjoyed his days in his old Cub Scout troop in Charlotte and was so sad to leave his pals behind.  Moving to a new town was difficult enough, but we are thankful that joining his new troop here allowed him to quickly make some new friends even before he went back to school for his last two months of second grade.  He missed out on a few big events this year between changing troops, including both troops' big annual overnight trip and the well-known Pinewood Derby events, but he enjoyed some very fun times with both of his troops.  He loved going camping with both troops, going to a baseball game, and planting a garden.  He is ready to participate in more events next year as a Bear!  Daddy plans to be more active in his troop next year and assist with leading his Den.

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Evan's archery skills have improved, and he was the only kid to score a bulls eye at the Spring camping trip. 

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He made a personalized leather bookmark.  I spy a dinosaur on his. 

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Evan and some of his new troop buddies. 

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The boys worked together on their Conservation Badge and helped plant a garden. 

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Preparing the soil. 

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Boys do love playing in the dirt. 

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Digging holes and putting in the plants. 

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Evan using the hole digger. 

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The boys all enjoyed some much deserved refreshments after their hard work. 

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They had a little celebration at their last Den meeting. 

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And had a nerf gun shooting competition. 

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Evan takes aim. 

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Cheering on their buddies.  Oh and Daddy got the wise idea to stand in the line of fire and let them shoot at the camera.  Haha! 

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Enjoying a little cake.  Daddy didn't get a good picture of the cake before it was mostly devoured, but it had their Wolf symbol on it. 

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Ready for the last pack meeting and awards presentation. 

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Evan got his World Conservation Badge and his baseball beltloop. 

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He ended up with quite a few decorations this year. 

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And is all ready to be a Bear next year! 

3 comments:

  1. Scouts look like so much fun. I really wish that we would have done them with our Evan now. I'm so glad that your Evan has enjoyed it so much.

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  2. I'm glad that this has been such a positive experience for Evan and a great way to connect with people in your new home. Also, having spent a lot of today doing yard work (while watching our friends THREE boys nonetheless), I could use some of those refreshments! :)

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  3. I really like the idea of them planting the garden together. We have a big raised garden on our side yard, but we've never done anything with it. I think now that Elliott is a little bit older we might be able to do a fall garden this year. Perhaps I should ask Evan for some advice.

    It will be nice for him to start with the same troop again next year and then be able to finish the year with them. I'm looking forward to reading about all of their adventures. I actually get a lot of ideas for things to do from reading these. Ha ha!

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