So last week was "the week of the Cub Scout"! Sam had us running non-stop with duties, electives, contests, etc. But what is so great, is that Cub Scout activities are always about something good! Even better, Lily Clare thinks she is a Cub Scout too, so she jumps right in and listens to the lessons and helps Sam with his projects. Giving us a double whammy in the child rearing sector of parenting!
Saturday went a little like this...
At breakfast, we reviewed some electives -- Faith, Cooperation, and Decision-making. We started with reviewing our Faith and how it plays a role in everything else, ie: cooperating with others and making the "right" choices in our actions. We used the ever-popular WWJD (What would Jesus do?) analogy for Sam to use in helping him in making decisions. He (and Lily) thought that was a great trick to help them in the future. Let's keep our fingers crossed!
Next, Sam and I headed out for a productive jaunt through the neighborhood. We had advertised to our 'hood that Sam would be collecting food to donate to the local food pantry. We asked that they place food items on their front porch and we would come around to pick it up! (Lily was really bummed that she didn't get to join us.) Using my awesome trait of multi-tasking (yes, I brag), so we decided to pick up food, deliver our popcorn orders and pick-up litter, all at the same time! Off we went!
Ms. Alison is a wonderful neighbor and helps us whenever needed!
"Mom, hurry, this box is heavy!"
First of all, our neighborhood is THE BOMB! They loaded the car down with so much food, it was crazy! And it wasn't the 2 year old can of creamed spinach or the dusty box of tapioca instant pudding, it was peanut butter, canned chicken, toothbrushes, toilet paper, etc! Just awesome! And even better, some of the neighbors left little notes of encouragement for Sam, thanking him for his hard work and telling him how proud they were of him! So sweet! The end result...he collected the most food items in his Den and over 10% of what was collected in the Pack, as a whole!
He also delivered his popcorn -- (let me brag, again) ... he was the #1 popcorn salesman in his Den, for the 2nd year in a row! And he picked up a grocery bag full of trash! (This was not his favorite part of our trek.) But he did it all while I drove the car and only assisted! I was so proud of him!
He had a Den meeting on Sunday and a Pack meeting on Tuesday, and that surely earned us -- I mean him- some badges!
CSM (Cub Scout Mom)~