Day 17 – Thankful for Boy Scouts

Monday nights have become my boy’s favorite night of the week. We are so thankful for Boy Scouts and what it is teaching our boy!

Boy Scouts Wolf

If you follow along on Facebook, you may have seen a few months ago I was in a dilemma. We were trying to decide if Benjamin should join Boy Scouts. We were so busy with soccer and he was struggling in getting adjusted to 2nd grade and I just didn’t know if I should add something to his plate. He was begging to go to the information meeting and I figured I could at least handle that. Last year, we went to the info meeting and it was chaos and Benjamin left saying that he didn’t want to join so that was that. This year, the meeting was better organized and the kids were having so much fun while the parents were filling out forms. Benjamin was right in the mix and everyone seemed to know him right away. I knew after that meeting that Boy Scouts was where Benjamin needed to be.

Now that we’ve participated in a few projects and he’s gone to several meetings, I just know that we made the right decision. He loves everything about Boy Scouts from the uniform to the badges to the meetings. He doesn’t want us going into the meetings unless it is a once a month Pack meeting. He likes to attend the Den meetings alone. I’ve talked to his leader and she’s okay with that because he’s a good kid!

Pinning for Bobcat Badge at Boy Scouts

Just this past month, Benjamin earned his first badge, the Bobcat Badge, and he got to pin me for it. He was so proud to stand up in front of his friends and pin his mommy. I am so proud of my big boy! And, doesn’t he look so handsome in that uniform?!

Cardboard car derby with Boy Scouts

The Saturday before last was the most fun day of Boy Scouts yet. The boys all got together with a partner in the weeks prior and built cardboard cars. They were made from cardboard, tape, and the axles you see…and that’s it! They worked so hard on their cars and on Saturday, they got to race in a cardboard car derby. Benjamin and his partner came in 2nd only to his partner’s older brother! They were so excited! Of course, I was sick at home so I missed it all, but Howard took pictures and this video for me so I could feel like I was there.

So, all in all, we are very happy and thankful that we joined the Boy Scouts and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future of our Scouting lives!

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  1. lexie says:

    How absolutely adorable! My husband did boyscouts and has always talked about his wonderful childhood memories from doing so. Now that we have our little boy I’m sure we will be getting to experience the same!! šŸ™‚

  2. CourtneyLynne says:

    Awwwww glad y’all are loving Boy Scouts! I was a Girl Scout as a kid and loved every moment of it!

  3. That’s awesome that he loves it so much! I can’t wait until Caleb starts getting involved in activities like this! <3

  4. Meagan says:

    Love your photos! Reminds me of when I was a Girl Scout!!

  5. I remember when I was a girl scouts it was fun, I want my son to be a boy scout too.

  6. Look at our handsome boy scout! Learning honor and courage at such a young age!

  7. Very cool that Boy Scouts is still going strong. I don’t think I’ve heard about any troops in my circle of friends, but I know that it does instill good values in kids.

  8. Ohh look how handsome he is! Our son is in 2nd grade as well and we can’t decide if we want to take the plunge of adding another thing to the list. I think Boy Scouts teaches so many great lessons though so it’s a tough choice!

  9. I am so happy that he is enjoying Boy Scouts! I was a Girl Scout and there is nothing quite like it! And don’t worry-there will be plenty of other activities you will be able to watch him excel!!

  10. Di says:

    Looks like he had a great time! I think it’s a great bonding and community building activity!

  11. He’s just adorable! I love the scouting programs. They are so much fun, and teach great life skills.

  12. Lexie says:

    I’ve heard it’s such a wonderful organization! I love it! Great photos as well! šŸ™‚ LifeAsLex

  13. I love the proud look in his face. Hurray for boy scouts!

  14. Boy scouts do a lot for the community but where I am from originally there are not many communities like that which there should be.

  15. what a great organization! I am thankful for my family and my daughter!

  16. Stacey says:

    My son loved boy scouts as well. Although we only stuck with it for a few years. Baseball took over his life. I do know many young men that have earned their Eagle Scout – and that is quite an accomplishment! Your son looks so handsome in his uniform!

  17. Yah for Boy Scouts!!!! I’m thankful for my health, my kids, my husband my job, my blogging and my family!!!

  18. Boy scouts is such a wonderful organization! I hope my son is interested in it when he gets a little older!

  19. Debra says:

    What a sweet boy! We love boy scouts!

  20. Aww he’s such a sweetie! Glad Boy Scouts is going well for him and that you’re all having a blast with it!

  21. So glad to hear he is having such a great time! He looks so proud in his photos! Some of my favorite childhood memories are from Girl Scouts!

  22. Scouting is so great for kids! I’m so glad your son enjoys participating

  23. What a cute little son you have there. Looks like the boy scouts are a huge benefit to boys. I always wanted to a girl scout when I was a little girl.

  24. Awww that’s just so awesome that’s he found a place where he belongs and wants to spend time. I was never a scout but have volunteered with the Girl Scouts and have enjoyed my experiences!

  25. He looks so proud and so excited! Looks like he’s loving it!

  26. Jenn says:

    That’s so awesome that Benjamin is enjoying Scouts this year! I did Brownies and Girl Guides over the years and liked the projects a lot (liked the camping a lot less, lol).

  27. Erin says:

    Yay for boy scouts! I wish our local scouts were more active, my sons want to be scouts but the local chapters dont have any kids their age šŸ™

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