This is Lee Thomas' third year in Cub Scouts which means he's working on
his Bear Cub badge. He is enjoying the time spent with the other boys in
his group and Daddy. He'll be updating this page as his den meets and
progresses through their ranks.
Note: Unfortunately, we're not able to attend
all of the meetings and events. So, to all the other Scouts in LT's
den, sorry if we don't have pictures of all the events you attended.
Bear Cub Events and Activities
(2008-2009 School Year)
19 thru 21-
Cub Scout Camping Trip - Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, Georgia
On this outing, the boys learned about bike maintenance and safety. On
Saturday, after getting good and muddy playing in the creek, they learned how to take care of their bikes by doing things like
lubricating the chain and keeping them out of the weather. They
learned the various hand signals for turning left, right, and stopping.
They then took a nice little 2.5 mile hike through the rugged wilderness
area. They saw lots of native plant life, including a mushroom the
size of a softball. That evening, several of the scouts went fishing,
and ended-up at the playground until well after dark. Although Heath
is still a year off from being eligible for the Cub Scouts, he is hanging in
there with the big boys and their activities. Lee Thomas and all the
other boys seemed to have a lot of fun, and got some good exercise in the
Wolf Cub Events and Activities
(2007-2008 School Year)
September 24, 2007
Well, it's time to get cranked up with the Scouts again. The
first den meeting was held at the usual clubhouse location and the boys were
very excited about seeing each other. Ms. Brandy taught them all about
the Pledge of Allegiance. Learning who wrote it and why it was written
was real interesting. They also learned the appropriate way to
handle and fold the flag, and how to respectfully destroy one when it is old
Saturday, October 6, 2007, Lee
Thomas' Cub Scout den visited The Home depot for a special morning.
The den (plus Heath) each got to build a Fire Engine/Crayon Holder, see the
inside of a fire engine and ambulance, and meet Smokey Bear. It's
amazing that Smokey hasn't aged at all from when I was a kid.
Monday, October 22, 2007, the den met at
the club house to work on another goal to get their Wolf badges.
Tonight's meeting concentrated on home safety, and what to do in case of an
emergency, and how to handle answering the door and phone.
Monday, March 24, 2008
The boys had two work meetings and about a month prior to this night to
prepare the cars for the races. On race night, final preparations were
being made, last minute weights added, sponsors decals carefully placed,
extra graphite powder on the finely polished axles, practice runs, and
finally, THE BIG RACE. Well, series of races actually.
Elimination heats rrowed the field until there was one big winner!
HEATH! He's not even in the Den! OK, Dawson was the winner of the den
members. Lee Thomas followed in second place. Luke and Cal
finished third and fourth, but all the boys were winners. I'm pretty
certain that, if we had a do over, and all the boys could make slight
modifications, everyone's cars would perform even better.
May 30 thru June 1 - Den outing followed by camping with parents.
This was our first outing away from home since we started scouting.
First, let me insert a legal disclaimer here: Technically this was not
a Scout camping trip. We had a Scout "day outing" at
Fort Mountain State
Park, after which, the boys and their parents camped. Had we camped
as Scouts, we apparently would have been breaking the rules since none of us
has been properly "trained" to camp with our children. That said, I think
the boys, their parents, and their siblings had a great time.
With the news that the bears were active and had been spotted in the
campground, we were very careful not to leave any food, garbage, pets, or
small children unattended for long. First, the kids went swimming at fort
Mountain's beach for quite a long time. After supper, we took a walk
around the lake in the dark. We heard lots of frogs, but I think we scared
most of the other wild animals away with our own wild "Bear Cub" sounds.
On Saturday morning, the crew visited
Ms. Ruby the naturalist
in the park's "Naturalist Area" where we all panned for gold and grubbed for
Gems. In our opinion, Ms. Ruby is one of the greatest assets Fort
Mountain has. She always has something happening to entertain the kids (and
grownups). After short ceremony for the kids and lunch at the
campsite, we all did our own thing. Some fished, some went swimming,
and some went back to look for more gold. Some of the group had to
leave Saturday afternoon, but the Tribe, Pamba, Parker Jon, Calbert, Tanner,
Ms. Brandy, and Adam hung around for Saturday night. Adam and Ms.
Brandy made us a delicious dinner of chicken (of which Daddy ate too much).
Tiger Cub Events and Activities (2006-2007 School Year)