He has already completed all his requirements to get the boy scout patch. He was awarded it on Thursday at the Troop Meeting. I had no idea he had completed all that was required. I am amazed and proud that I can actually say, I had nothing to do with it. He took it all upon himself. He asked one thing of me, and that was to go over the Parents Guide with him. Everything else he completed on his own and with his Patrol.
This Friday and Saturday they had a camp-out planned and because of the rain they decided to only camp-out on Saturday. They left at 6:30 a.m. heading to Gold Head State Park. They got there just in time to set up their tents and eat some breakfast. Then it started to down poor. They took shelter under a Pavilion and had a blast. That is what it is all about...Overcoming and adapting to the situation and then you have success. A couple of hours later it cleared up and they were back to playing.
The Troop Scout Master is all about leadership training and requires everyone to be fully trained in many different areas of scouting. The Chief was appointed to be in charge of all the Leadership training. The Troop has all very strong leaders with lots of training under their belts, but he has to get them more training as well as getting the new leaders trained.
The Cisco Kid and his buddy put up the tent themselves.
The Cisco Kid being awarded his Boy Scout card to follow up with the Patch. He was the first boy out of his troop of new scouts to receive this patch. Not that it is a race to see who can get all their patches first. I am just so amazed that he is taking this so serious and completing what is required. Is it possible this could be the result of his mother working so hard for many years teaching him how to earn patches? Could this have rubbed off on him? :-)
Love seeing his smile when he drove up.