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My Little Cub Scouty Bear

The last requirement Luke had to pass off to get his Wolf badge for Cub Scouts was to read about three people who did something to protect our world.  We read about the six winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize.  Last night at the Cub Scout pack meeting, Luke got his "Wolf."  Here is a picture of Luke and some fellow cub scouters doing some cub scouty game. 029

Now that he is a "Bear" he has a new Bear book of course, and a Bear cap and kerchief.  Right when we got in the car to go home he was so excited to get out his new stuff and said, "Mom!  I could also just wear this hat...just like, to the park and stuff!"  I wholeheartedly said, "YEAH!"  (that kind of cute nerdliness must be encouraged.)

Egg Drop

Luke and his cub scout egg drop container thingy


I can remember going to one of these cub scout egg drop things for my brothers.  Yesterday was the last day of cub scout camp and the boys' families were invited to come and watch the egg drop.  The boys had to put together some kind of container that would be able to hold and protect a raw egg from breaking when thrown off of a crane.  I don't think that last sentence was grammatically correct, but basically we watched some guy chuck boxes with eggs in them off of a crane.  I was very proud of Luke and myself.  Luke, for inventing and doing it all by himself, and me for letting him.  He wanted to wrap his egg up tightly so I suggested gauze.  He then used pillow stuffing in an "I Can't Believe it's Not Butter" container and nestled the egg inside.  He also attached (alright I mostly did the work on that) a plastic bag parachute.  I thought for sure his egg would still break, so I had him decorate it (notice the Dark Gladiator logo) because my motto is "If you know you are going down, go down with style."  (original quote by Sabrina, copyright 2009...kidding.)

His egg did survive!  It was so sad because after they unwrapped his egg they threw it out (I don't blame them.)  But when Luke informed me of this, he was on the verge of tears.  Then driving home he sighed, "I miss my egg."  I guess when you work so hard to protect something, it's pretty devastating to see someone throw it out like that.  He is a little bit of a sentimental pack rat, seriously, what was he going to do with the egg if he kept it?!  Here is something oh so useful that Luke learned from the other boys at scout camp...

0014(the bare feet is Sylvia trying to get in the picture and at least that is CLEAN laundry on my couch.)

Sylvia loves "Fairly Happy's" Zack.  Today he was over and Sylvia was constantly chasing him and harassing him.  She tells him that she loves him and that he is her boyfriend.  Oh and also that she will marry him after she marries "Baby Bryton."  (FYI: "baby" Bryton is older than she is.)  I don't blame Sylvia, Zack is a cutie.