Category Archives: Boy Scouts
One of my favorite events we do as a district is to place flags on the graves of our fallen Veterans. It is hosted by our Order of the Arrow Chapter and open to all Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers. In recent years we have done this service for a cemetery in NW Oklahoma City. When I called this year to let them know we were coming they informed me that they had agreed to allow a different group to do it. Needless to say the Scouts in our OA Chapter were disappointed when we told them we would not be doing it this year. On Tuesday, we got a call from Fairlawn Cemetery asking us if we could help them put out flags. Without hesitation we agreed. We had a light turnout but not too bad for 48 hours notice. While there I made an arrangement to do this every year for the cemetery. The Scouts will be happy to know we have a permanent place to honor our nations veterans for years to come!
Last week our Boy Scout District had it’s awards and recognition banquet. Carly was selected as the Baden-Powell District Venturer of the Year and Cameron as the Baden-Powell District Boy Scout of the Year. It was a very proud parenting moment for their Mom and myself. I guess twins really do have a mystic connection since they seem to do everything together. 🙂
I am very proud of Cameron who earned the rank of Eagle this week. It has been a long but fun journey for him and for our family. Congrats Cameron!!
There is nothing like getting a call from a kid telling you that he joined Cub Scouts. The day I got that call from my nephew Cooper, was a good one. He called and told me he joined Scout and it made me smile. I was afraid that it wasn’t his thing but I love that I am proven wrong. I stole a pic of him off of Facebook from his Mom’s account that shows just how fun Scouting can be. It is a pic of him all geared up to ride a zipline and climb a wall. Have fun Cooper and stick with it. Scouting is for a lifetime!!!
My youngest son, Cameron, was called out for the Order of the Arrow on Friday evening at our District’s Webelos Woods. Our Troop held its election in November and he has been dying to know if he was elected ever since. A memory he will never forget about it was he was called out by his older brother Drew.
In true older brother torturing younger brother fashion and in a long standing family tradition he was the last Scout called at the ceremony. I was the last person called at my callout, Drew was last at his and now Cameron was last at his. And since it was his younger brother there might have been a small love “tap” when he called him even though Dad and Mom told him not to do it.
We are ready for Ordeal and all of the adventures in the OA including NOAC in 2015.