How is your summer shaping up?

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How is your summer shaping up?
Mon, 03-18-2013 - 12:06pm

For Cubs, we have a 3 day Day Camp July 8,9,10 (Monday day, Tuesday day, Wednesday afternoon/evening).  I hope to get someone else to go to camp with my son and me.  There will also be a webelos camporee the second weekend in June for the guys who just became a webelos and the ones who have in 1 year.  There is new leadership and it sounds the same pretty much, but more exciting at the same time.  It's being run by cub leaders with kids in the program currently and not a really old guy who's kids are grown.  So, I expect it will be good for 2-3 years, then maybe nobody will run it after that?

For Boy Scouts, our troop is going to summer camp the last full week in June.  currently, they don't have enough spots for all they boys who want to attend.  They generally "take the rest of the summer off".  I'm going to attempt to break that tradition, even if I need to plan something in July and August myself.

For my girl scouts, our service unit is once again invited to camp with a nearby service unit the first weekend in June... but at at different location than last year.  My girls have "voiced their opinions" about not having to participate in all the round robin activities that the daisy/brownie/junior troops generally do.  They just want scheduled archery time and they are not even so keen on pool time since it's often so chilly yet.  I told them they would have to make their own schedule for approval if they are allowed to opt out of the general rotation.  There is only 1 other older girl troop who would attend and last year, they mostly weren't even there except to sleep and eat since they had sports stuff and other things they were running back and forth to- they lived a little closer to the camp than us... this year that's not the case.  I don't know if they will go.  It was sad that my troop last year was the "oldest" at camp out of 2 service units- and they were only finishing 6th and 7th graders with a single 9th grader thrown in.  I don't know what else they will want to do.  Resident camps for girls are pretty much individual choices without your troop.  My daughter wants to go, yet hasn't sat down to make her camp choices- all are themed rather than just camping like boy scouts.


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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 12:48pm

That is so disappointing about the GS camps. I feel bad for the boys in the troop who are going to miss camp because the spots were not saved.  I hope something opens up for them.  Your Cubs sounds like camp will be good. 


We start the summer with Cub Lad & Me.  Normally school is still in session when Lad & Me rolls around, but this year we are on new school schedules, so it's more of a kick off to summer :)


D has day camp & J will be at NYLT at the same time. 


We have a week off and then the guys head out to WRC and Boy Scout Summer Camp.  I have dog duty.  I will also be making 4 trips out to camp that week.  I have to cover getting either J or D there, attending both parent nights, picking D up, & I might go out for another night if anyone gives me a heads up about what's going on at camp. 


The next week we head out to the National TKD tournament in Chicago (1st week of July).  D is a gold meadalist for the state of Ohio & J is a silver medalist.  This may be the only year they qualify to compete, so we are fiduring out how to fit it all in! 


We'll be home a week & then J and DH head to the National Jamboree.  DH wanted me to bring D down, but I don't want to schedule a trip down when they don't even have their camp schedule yet.  I don't want to go when they would have to miss something fun because we showed up.  


D's den is going to work on Athelete and Traveler through the summer.  I'm covering Traveler. 


I have whittling chip tentatively scheduled for the pack, but no one volunteered to run it and I'm not sure I am willing to do it again this year.  We have fishing and a picnic scheduled.  Again, no one is running anything yet.  We might be modifying the schedule.


D also has baseball through the end of June.


The boys have TKD 4 days a week.  They are going to have to miss some of the classes for other activities.


I've tried posting 2 times to this.  Trying again today. 

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 9:15am
Your summer sounds fun too! The Jamboree was mentioned to our boys once in the fall when they were talking dates... that's it. I have no idea if anyone is planning to go. I'm sure that some may be going on their own. I'm sure the doctor's family would not miss it. I think the discussion was to take some boys there "for the day". But I can't imagine how that would work! I haven't thought about summer webelos stuff. I want to first find out what we can get done at webelos camporee and then go from there. I also want to schedule a program at the state park (which is free and really awesome every year) but I don't have enough cubs- so I want to do something that the Boy Scouts could do as well. I asked the scoutmaster and committee chair by e-mail about discussing this, but didn't receive a reply from either. In the e-mail I also told them about a behind the scenes program at the zoo for cadette and older girl scouts and for boy scouts. My girls would love to do it, but don't have enough (we could ask another troop maybe) so I thought with this siblings, maybe we could do a girl/boy session at the zoo where they get to see how the handlers do stuff... no response for that one either by the scoutmaster or committee chair. But still things I'd like to do.
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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 9:17am
Oh, and I didn't mention- Awesome on the TKD tournament. I would also make and extreme effort to get my kids to something like that because the window of opportunity is so small, yet the experience is so great! Good luck to you for making it happen! And Good Luck to the boys!