Last night was Pack 92's Raingutter Regatta. It's been about 7 years since Nick last raced. Things are different in the Pack now with new leaders and people I don't know. It's okay, but not like it was. (Maybe it's me resisting change?).
Lucas was so excited to race his boat. We talked about the Cub Scout Motto of "Do Your Best!" and that it is not "Win!". He's a bit of a sore loser and I did not want to see him throw an embarrassing fit. Look at him go!
My Den has four boys. Here are two of the other's racing.
Jack, Jake, Lucas and Evyn.
This is Lucas racing Jack in the Championship for Tigers. Lucas got off to a bad start going a little crooked.
Jack's height advantage and blowing technique made all the difference and he won. Lucas didn't even upset. Later when Jack was awarded the flashlight and Lucas got a small patch he was bummed, but got over it quickly. Awesome!! Lucas' sail turned and now that we know to secure it he'll do even better next year! (Jack went on to get 2nd out of the whole Pack).
All the boats.
Three of my four Cubs were awarded their Bobcat Badge which is the first one you earn when you can demonstrate the salute, handshake, sign and say the motto and law. (It's a big deal).
Lucas got a certificate for "Most Artistic". He put some cool race car stickers on his boat.
Getting his awards.... (not super ceremonial like it was in the past when I was the one who organized the awards and Glenner.... a local radio host...was our Cubmaster. He and I made it a much bigger deal for the boys).
He also received his patch for attending Council Rock, the over-night camp he went to with his dad. The white patch is for jumping in the lake when the temperatures were around 40* (can you imagine how cold that water was!). He was the only one of our Tigers to do it and he didn't cry like many of the shocked boys did. You can also see his Bobcat badge and Raingutter Regatta patch. He also earned his Marbles Belt Loop (not shown).
I love our busy life, but it's events like this that put our building on hold. Tonight it will be trick-or-treating, but that's after the Fall Festival and Elijah's dental appointment. Go....go....go!
(If you read to the end you now know today is my 1300th post (love the world blogging has opened up for me) and the 6th Anniversary of my Divorce (that set me free) plus it's Halloween (and we all love candy) soooo... leave me a message about a Boy Scout experience in your life...or your lack of experience...or just comment on how darned cute Lucas is... I will randomly chose a winner and I will send you a little something Alaskan that I totally promise not to take two months..or more...to put in the mail because of my horrible aversion to the post office. Pinky swear.).