Friday, March 03, 2006

"The Derby Track's One Foundation"

Wow....sometimes its hard to believe that it is Chris's fourth year in Scouts. It still seems like yesterday that he so small and cute in his little orange Tiger Scout shirt. Now he's a Webelo.

Just so you know, we're not a rabid Scout family. My husband has had enough experience running into ill-equipped Scouts in the Sierra Nevadas to completely trust them implicitly with our children, but we've managed to find really good, small packs where the parents are welcome and everyone is pretty laid back.

Last year, we joined a pack that was forming in Auburn, since the one that Chris was in here in Garrett started meeting on Wednesdays (this would completely rule out any involvement for my husband, since confirmation classes are that night, and with midweek Advent and Lent services, it would rule out any involvement for Chris for 3 months of the year.) It has grown from just a few kids to about 20, though there are only 2 kids in his Webelos den....and I think Chris really loves it that way.
This year, the pack got their own Pinewood Derby track. It was built by our Scoutmaster's husband. I doubt that it was the first one he's built, but there were a few kinks to work out, as can be expected on a virgin trac
k. The main one was we needed a little more support....... so my darling husband scouted around the church for a solution. Lest any of you be shocked,the other option was Bibles, and he just couldn't bring himself to do that.

We are also very proud of Chris....he took first place. He worked very hard. And even though that means that we have to rush over from church to get to the district competition (I thought Scouts were supposed to be Christian...what in the heck are they thinking having sign in at 11 a.m. on SUNDAY????)

what I am currently doing: Watching a Dodger game!!!!

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