This is Noah’s third year doing cubscouts. The first two years were in Florida and a bit pathetic (sorry to say). Very unorganized and only one or two other kids in Noah’s age group. We started cubscouts here in North Carolina about the same time school started and we actually attended a recruiting session and got to pick out of three different troops which one we wanted to join.
We wanted to go specifically on Thursdays, so that narrowed it down to two. One troop was obviously run by two controlling mothers in high heels and the other was run by older gentleman and sponsored by a church. Which one do you think Jason picked? Yep! We went with the old dudes. Normally this is something Jason and Noah do together, but Nora and I tag along for things like the Pinewood Derby and in this case the Raingutter Regatta (RR). This was our first RR and I expected the same thing that I have seen at the Pinewood Derby races; perfect vehicles built by their fathers, but what I saw were more homemade boats from recycled materials. Much better, I think! Here are some pics of Noah’s first race.
They were given straws to blow with to be the wind in their sails. Noah won the first race, but not his second. It was elimination racing, but we continued to watch the others. There is a boat you can by for the RR and just glue and paint as well as make your own. Unfortunately a bought boat won, but they were older boys and larger lung capacities. I’m not bitter… lol
This was my first meeting. We went to a school fundraiser this past Thursday and then headed over to the scout meeting. They were practicing their knots and then the police showed up. The hometown Franklin boys showed us their cruisers and let the kids run around in handcuffs. Educational and practical. What is really fun is seeing that Noah isn’t the only crazy second grader out there. They are ALL like that! Ha!