Friday, September 19, 2008

Tiger Cubs - More Learning Opportunities!

Spawn joined Cub Scouts two Mondays ago. As a Tiger Cub, technically, the whole family joined. Tiger Cubs attend all meetings with their Akela or Akelas (an adult leader or mentor). This past Monday was our first meeting. The boys began learning The Cub Scout Motto, The Cub Scout Promise, and The Law of the Pack. We talked about what we did this summer, learned about the importance of the popcorn fundraiser to cover the cost of patches and badges, and the boys played some foosball at the end of the meeting.

I'm sure the pace will pick up some soon - especially now that I've volunteered to be their Den Leader! :O :D It sounds like fun and the Cub Scouts do so many cool things. Next week we're going on a steam train ride to a corn maze. The week after that - we're going to a Lehigh U football game for Scout Day. Tomorrow, we're doing our first Show and Sell - where the Cub Scouts man a table in front of our local Kmart and sell popcorn on the spot rather than taking orders. Spawn and I will be manning the table with other Scouts for two hours tomorrow afternoon. It's an opportunity for the boys to practice their public speaking skills, use their good manners, and earn some money for their account - to defray the costs of their activities. Spawn isn't altogether certain how he feels about Scouts. I think he'll warm up to it soon enough after he's had a chance to make friends with some of the other boys. We're really pleased with our decision to join Cub Scouts and volunteer our time to the organization.

It's one more layer of opportunity to enrich Spawn's education. I'm so pleased that we have this opportunity!

Chrissi, Cyber School Mom

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