Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Scout Hike


I've decided to finally get my Eagle Scout award! But I was told by the Boy Scout Council that I have to start all the way back in Cub Scouts again. Ha ha! Just kidding. No, my church calling is the Webelos Den Leader. This past Saturday we went on a hike to pass off some requirements. These boys are fun but crazy. Lots of talk about video games. I almost want to tell them, "Stop playing video games! Get out while you still can!!"

Here are some quality photos of the hike.

The first one at the top is me with the four Webelos in my den. We all made walking sticks that morning for the hike. They used them mainly for hitting things and people. If any of you have read Lord of the Flies then you might think the kid in yellow with the glasses looks like Piggy! No one pushed him off a cliff though.

This second picture is of the whole group. The girl is the daughter of the Pack Leader.


And here we have a lovely fire that I had to monitor the entire time. The last thing I wanted was a brush fire. In fact, that field behind us is a cotton field. Not the most flame-resistant piece of land.

One more thing: if anyone can tell me what Webelos means, you get a gold star for today! I found out, for the first time, just a few months ago!

6 comments:

Cherylann and Mike said...

We Be Loyal Scouts. :) I just found out last spring and I have been married to a professional scouter for 10 years. Looks like...fun. :) Glad you have two deep leadership and watching those fires.

Staci said...

cherylann you are a cheater! :P I like the lil chubby one w/ glasses. This is cool Matt I bet you are the funnest coolest scout leader esp when you prob get just as excited about video games as they do!

Rob said...

Why is the girl covering her nose in the third picture? Oh Matt, please tell me you didn't teach the boys how you put out campfires...

Matt said...

Ha ha! Oh man, I almost forgot about that "campfire incident" in St. George. So funny! For those of you who don't know about it, the story should be told in a more intimate setting. :)

Way to go Cherylann! Isn't that so cool? Staci, when I'm around the boys I pretend to not know what games they're talking about. But in my head I'm thinking, "Oh you boys and your boy games. Wait til you start rocking out on Left for Dead!"

Lindsay said...

my favorite one is the chubby kid. i want to hug him. ps. where's mica? i need mica pictures!

David said...

Haha! Man, they aren't talking about Left 4 Dead??? Man they haven't PLAAAYED ANYTHING! No but this is really cool matt, I always thought it would be cool to be a Cub Scout Leader. So your living my dreams! Make Bro. Duffield proud!