Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cub Scout Day Camp

Isaiah had is first year of Cub Scout Day Camp last week! I was very excited for him because I knew he would have so much fun but it is always a little bitter sweet watching him get older.
He's always a little nervous at the beginning of new things but quickly finds his place and buddies and has a great time.
Watching the first flag raising ceremony. It was cute to see him stand and salute the flag with the cub scout salute while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Here he is learning a little about map and compass reading. I was volunteering this day so I got to see how attentive he really was. I have a pretty good feeling that he was more interested in the sticks on the ground than what the different colors on the map represented.

Archery was of course one of his favorites. The last day we had a BBQ and all the families were able to come and go around to the different stations with their children. I got to shoot some arrows along side of Isaiah and it was super fun. I took archery in Junior High and loved it but definitely didn't retain any skills. Isaiah beat me.

Nothing like the parachute. The Den Leader came up with this game that all the kids would toss the parachute up in the air and then try to make it to the other side and catch it as it was coming down. The first thought that came to my mind was, that was the worst possible thing you could tell these boys to do. I envisioned bloody noses, bumped heads, and teeth falling out. In retrospect I should have listen to that prompting and spoke up but I was only a volunteer for one day and I didn't want to step on her toes. Well as it went the first time through one of the little boys lost his tooth. Luckily it was a baby tooth and one that his dentist had given him a week to lose or it was getting pulled. The sight of it all was still a little frightening.

The obstacle course they had set up for the kids was pretty fun. The rope swing across the pit was Isaiah's favorite....

....but only because it was hot and he wanted to drop in the water.

So proud of himself for getting wet!

Nothing like water fights on a hot sunny day.
Another one of Isaiah's favorites was the BB guns. They got to shoot every day along with archery every day. I was so impressed with all that the volunteers did for these kids. The lady that ran the whole thing did it on a complete volunteer basis and she did an amazing job. By the end of the week Isaiah was happy, tired, and already looking forward to next year.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Cub Scout camp looks like fun! Only a few more years until I get to see Elijah do those activities. I just hope Grants Pass has a good program and great volunteers like they do in Corvallis!