Update on scouts & a bot with the family
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|Thu, 02-28-2013 - 11:30am|
I'm logged in! Fingers crossed we will be reading this as a post.
Blue & Gold is rapidly approaching.
None of the tigers have finished rank. HOW is that possile? It's been a year.
Few of the wolves have finished rank. The den leader is struggling with the kids finishing anything at home.
The Bears are doing ok. Some of the new boys are not finished...some thing about not completing stuff at home when they miss a meeting.
Tigers do not have a skit or song picked out for Blue & Gold.
Not enough parents have volunteered to help at the event. Seriously getting very old.
My den has a cute skit.
The guy presenting friends of scouting is reliable and does a decent job.
One of the grandmas is making the dinner salad.
DH is supposed to be presented with his woodbadge beads!
I've started working on the Council NCAP Committee. I'm putting together the evaluation form for the day camps. I'm not sure how it is going to work because every day camp has a different director / location.
Day Camp planning has been frustrating. Every time we think we have someone in place for staff it bites the dust. I feel stressed about finding staff & I really want to just bury my head.
The District DE resigned. He was just hired last summer. This is insane. The one before him is still a Council employee, but he was only the DE of our district for less than a year. The one before him was less than a year. By the time they know what is going on they are gone.
J's troop just had their big planning meeting for the PLC. J's all excited that a few of his ideas were put on the calendar. Typically he goes in with a bunch of ideas and then he gets voted down when he suggests them. I hope this is a good sign for him being thought of in a good light. His Court of Honor is next week. He's all excited because they decided to have a sundae bar after the awards and slide show. He's finally finishing up the Scouting Heritage Merit Badge. His presentation to the Troop is Mar 11. He has one interview left to do. It's scheduled. He should be able to meet with his counselor by mid month. He's getting ready to start Citizenship in the Nation. I'm hoping he will work on the bulk of it over Spring Break and get it out of the way. The requirements don't look that hard for him if he just digs in. I guess it just depends on if he can drag himself away from video games & being lazy :)
The kids have been doing great in school. D has been participating in after school chess, after school Spanish, before school choir, and before school jump rope. He had baseball try-outs on Tuesday. J is after school for chess, the writing team, and the academic team. The Jazz Band has had several performances over the past few weeks. The regular band class is preparing students for solo and ensemble in April. J is also completing the application packet to join the 8th grade tv station. To all of that add in that J & D's TKD team is getting ready for the state competition in March. The TKD has added 2 more hours of practice a week. It's insane around here. I know DH wants to play golf once the weather breaks, but I'm dreading the thought of evenings when he is not going to be available to help with all of the running!