Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Okay, so not only are my pictures quite blurry and I don't know why, but the captions aren't showing either!  ARRRRGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!

(AND, now the captions ARE showing... makes you want to bang your head on a wall...)

So, here are the captions for you, and I apologize for the blurriness.

1 - Hammer getting his promotion to 2nd Class Scout and getting badges he earned.  The Scoutmaster also talked about his determination in signing up for 6 classes to earn 6 badges at the week long camp in July.  

I am very proud of Hammer, for someone who was only doing a 'trial run' of Scouts, he is doing wonderful!

2 - Fuzzy getting his promotion to 2nd Class Scout and getting his badges.  The Scoutmaster also congratulated him on being the first Den Chief in ten years, and on how well he has been being the liason between the Webelos and the Scouts.

3 - Hubby is on the far left!  He and his cohorts in crime are the latest to complete their official Assistant Scoutmaster training and were receiving a round of applause.

It was a very nice evening.  Many boys received honors and it is great for the younger boys, especially, to see what CAN be earned with some determination and work. 

One boy received a very special bravery medal, because back in November he ran into a house where he saw smoke billowing out and heard screams for help.  He led the occupants out of the house, safely, at age 15, with no help, no equipment, when they were too confused from the smoke to find their way out!!!   Amazing, huh?  A turkey had been left unattended in a gas oven and it caught fire and filled the house with smoke in a very, very short time!

His mom was just beaming with joy and pride... wow!

The next Scout trip is coming up on the 23rd and is open to families.  They are going out to a mine inwestern New Jersey!  There are a few out there, but our Scoutmaster is friends with the owner of this one, andit sounds like a special trip. 

Pumpkin has already decided she wants to go, and my dad might, also. 

Then, before you know it, it will be time for the week long camping trip in mid-July!

Hammer also plans on doing the Nuclear Science badge this summer as soon as they find a certified leader to work with him for the badge! 

I am so proud of him.  He needs to step it up because he will be 15 in August and is a latecomer to Scouts.  He is very determined to do his Eagle Scout though!  Yay!

Okay, enough of me rambling on about the kids... for now.

Stay tuned, Pumpkins Dance Recital is on Sunday!!!  LOL

be well,


coelha said...

Aww..  so cute pictures..  You must be VERY proud!  That camping event sounds fun!  :)  OMG that sundae though...  I'm salivating...  Julie :)  

eml625 said...

Awesome accomplishment !! You should be proud.
The camping trips sound great, we havent been camping in awhile.

jibaro6543 said...

CONGRATS TO YOUR HUBBY AND BOYS....that is great...scouting is a great team to belong to.....I loved being in the girl scouts and my brother and father were in scouts until my brother left for college....
thanks for sharing it all

thebaabee said...

WAY TO TO FUZZY AND HAMMER!!!  AND HUBBY TOO!!  I know what you mean when you say cohorts in crime.  My hubby had Scout coherts as well.  He became very good friends with a few of the fathers.  So good, in fact, that they are all taking us out for a goodbye dinner.

If you EVER need any advice on the Eagle process, just shout.  I remember that well.  The other rank advancements were not as nerve wrenching as attaining Eagle Scout.  Aside from the merit badges needed and the service project, etc. there are tons of paperwork to be filled out.  Committees that need to agree and approve it.  And, the service project must be spectacular.  One Scout big wig gave my son such difficulty when it came to his project.  While other boys were making butterfly gardens and setting butterflies free or throwing some mulch on a path in a park my son's plan was to do something for the "Hungry In New York."  His plan not only consisted of collecting food but also educating the public about the ever growing hunger problem.  He also campaigned via letters, emails and phone calls to major food distributors.  It was getting very close to his 18th birthday and this man was making my son's life miserable.  It took my intervention with the District and NY Counsel.  But, all worked out well.  The project needs to be beneficial to the community as well as allow the Scout to exhibit leadership qualities by recruiting other Scouts to aid in their project.  So if you get frazzled, just shout out!!

Hugs, Lu

nightmaremom said...

Congrats!  Something to be proud of most definitely!

sugarsweet056 said...

Great pics!!! WOO HOO!
EVERY month there's a scouting trip for my gsons. And every summer there's a "special" trip somewhere. This summer they go canoing in Canada!
Tell them boys to hang in there, wonderful program.

psychfun said...

Wow that is great. Man I remember my brothers in scouts & my dad going on the jamboree stuff etc. Heck, I remember my girl scout days, overnights, camp, trip to Canada....many you are making me want so Thin Mints! Ha!

sunnyside46 said...

I am so very proud of them
Scouts is a wonderful thing for kids.

deshelestraci said...

I can hear the pride in your boys shining through!  What a nice night for them.  And I remember being encouraged by what the older kids had done before me and it made me want to work harder.  I was in Camp Fire Girls, which I don't think exists anymore.

rdautumnsage said...

I was a brownie, then I did a year of girl scouts. Problem was I was way too much of a tomboy. As a brownie I wore jeans under my dress, the girl scout master in my first year did not approve, thus no more lol! You sound proud of the boys and hubby, rightfully so. They have all done a wonderful job and inspire so many others. Very handsome bunch dear one , loved the pics. (Hugs) Indigo

tenyearnap said...

My husband was an assistant scout leader when I met him. While we were dating, I saw him in that uniform with the shorts and laughed my fool head off. Good thing he has a sense of humor...he didn't dump me.
The trip to the mine sounds cool! --Cin

sangrialel said...

Congrats to Hammer!  Linda

gazker said...

I gotta say Dawn, it was like the nobbley knees contest with those older blokes wer'nt it? (including hub)
We are all proud of Hammer for doing so well.
Gaz x

ksgal3133 said...

aww congrats to your boys!


toonguykc said...

Camping in July?? Eeeesh!  Make sure they take plenty of bug spray....the really powerful kind.  Ticks and mosquitoes are carrying some nasty bacteria/viruses these days.