In December, Derek turned 10 and moved on to the Webelos in Cub Scouts. Because we knew we would be moving this summer, he had a goal to not only earn his Webelos award before we moved, but his Arrow of Light as well. His cousin Luke was also working toward the same goals, since he turns 11 in May, and so the two of them got to work together. It made it extra fun for both of them, and so much easier for my sister and I, as we worked together with our boys.
Well, at the May pack meeting, it all came together and they achieved their goal and earned their Arrow of Light. The very last thing they had to do to earn it, was to plan and help put on a campfire presentation with all the dens. And so for the pack meeting, they put on a super fun campfire at the Cubmaster's house.
Derek was in charge of the skits, and the one he picked for his den to do was called "Bear Droppings." The boys did a great job and they all thought it was hilarious :).
Arthur loved watching all songs and skits - the only problem was that he didn't want to sit in his seat - he wanted to participate.
The music was put on by the Bear den, and it was fabulous. But really, anything that Penny and Gary Stuart do is fabulous. I am so glad that Derek got to have them as his leaders for six months.
And after all the fun, were the awards. Derek was awarded his Camper - the last pin he needed, and his Arrow of Light.
He was so excited! They even made him a cool plaque with an arrow on it, that he can put all his cub scout awards on.
After the awards, they had s'mores and the kids got to play in the Hardcastle's awesome back yard. It was such a fun night, and the perfect way to celebrate Derek's achievement.
We are so proud of Derek and all his hard work. He really is amazing :).