S: Cub Scouting
FC: Stephen's Cub Scout Years | 2010 - 2015
2: First Den Meeting September 24, 2010 | The boys worked on puzzles while the parents had a brief meeting to go over all we were going to do this year. They did skits and some running games in the cafeteria of Spring Garden Elementary School where we will meet most Thursdays at 6:30pm.
3: At the beginning of the school year, the boys come together to pull the weeds in the front of Spring Garden. The custodians take care of it the rest of the year. We also clean up the walking trails located in the woods across from the school. ~ September 26
4: Camping | It was fun to watch all the boys participating in many of the activities on our first camping trip. We went hiking. We listened to a park ranger talk out taking care of world around us. The boys did some physical fitness activities. Stephen's den did leaf rubbings and learned how to tie knots with rope. The whole Pack played a game of Frisbee golf. Stephen did well hitting the targets. Mr. Kenny showed the boys how to start a fire safely. | Fall
5: with dad
6: Our first field trip was to the Fire Dept. The volunteers showed us all the gear they have to wear and the equipment they get to use. We learned how to be safe and what to do in case of a fire. ~ October 21st. | William, Wyatt, Jacob, Jace, Seth, Connor, Lance, Nicholas, & Stephen
8: Pinewood Derby 2011 | <- Stephen's Car | where the cars start | the finish line | The Track | Stephen's Car
9: After the race, we had the pack meeting. Stephen was awarded with his Tiger Rank and a few belt loops he had earned. Everyone who participate got a race car trophy.
10: April 28th Pack Meeting & Father/Son Cake Make Theme: Outdoors Glenn and Stephen enjoyed fall camping so the did a camp cake. Glenn made a marshmallow pine tree. Stephen added rafts made of Hershey bars. They had fun being creative together.
11: Stephen's got that Cub Scout Spirit! | After a year of learning the responsibility of taking care of our planet, Stephen decides our street needs to be picked up. Some trash along the curb hadn't made it into the trash truck. He got a trash bag and picked up all of Barbed Ct. where we live.
13: Bobcats | Tigers | WOLVES
14: Campers Ready | October 7 - 9th Camping in Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Gardners, PA. Hiking, camp fires, and a clean up conservation project to practice the "Leave No Trace" rules we learned on our hike. It got a little chilly at night, but Stephen and mom doubled up on sleeping bags and extra bags to keep warm. Days were warm enough and beautiful! What a great way to spend a weekend!
15: That is the smallest frog I've ever seen. How Stephen found it in the first place is beyond me, but he has good eyes! | it's a frog
16: Rocket Day 2011 Arcadia Carnival Grounds The boys are give a kit and they have to follow the directions to build their rocket. Paint and design as desired and then meet at the carnival grounds. Professionals join us to help the launches go well and safe. 2nd year and just as fun as the first! | nothin' but smoke!
17: All the boys who sold popcorn got to throw a pie. If they sold over $300 they got to throw 3 pies. Every $50 over that was an extra pie. Stephen sold $600 in popcorn and got to throw 9 pies at Cubmaster, Robert Kirby. | Robert Kirby was very messy and sticky at the end of the event! | Cubmaster Pie Toss
18: Klondike 2012
19: Last year we did "Klondike" in 3 feet of snow. It was very cold, but still lots of fun. This year it was warm and fun. Some of the activities were harder to do without snow. One station used a sled and rope to rescue - sleds don't move well on frozen grass. Overall best stations was "Sling Shot" and "Human Foosball". | January
20: Blue & Gold Pack Meeting | This is a special pack meeting held in February. It is when the Webelo 2's leave our pack and move up to Boy Scouts. The theme was Medieval Times. All the boys in each den did a skit, cheer, and a game. Stephen received his first 5 arrow points. These are earned for electives he completes. You get one arrow point for every 10 electives. Nana and Russ came to town to visit and join us for this scouting event. Mimi, Poppy and Adam came too!
24: from TIGERS | May Pack Meeting &
25: to BEARS | Bridging Ceremony
27: Marching in Westminster's Memorial Day Parade. We honor our military heroes who have faithfully served our country. We remember our Freedom is never free! Thank You!
28: CAMP OEST 2012 | Day 1: Set up camp, tour of all the fun areas, swim test, flag ceremony, dinner, the BIGGEST campfire ever!
29: Day 2: Flag Raising & Breakfast Shooting Sports & Swimming Lunch & Siesta Nature Hike & Bolder Wall/ Fire Building Flag Ceremony & Dinner Free Time (Shooting Range) Late Swim & Bed | First time shooting - 5 arrows & 5 misses
30: BB Range Rules: 1. Always wear eye protection 2. Wait for instruction 3. Always point guns down range 4. Wait for everyone to finish before retrieving target | Again ... 5 BBs = 5 misses | Stephen doesn't give up!
31: 3-walled Bordering Wall: make it around all three and touch the flag | Fire Making: Tinder, Kindling & Fuel Types: Pyramid, Lean to, & Log Cabin
32: Stephen walks the path of scouts that have gone before him. | Carving a bamboo stick with his initials and practicing kung fu while waiting for the flag ceremony to start. then dinner!
33: Day 3: Flag Raising & Breakfast Swimming & Shooting Sports Lunch & Siesta Pier & Crafts Flag Ceremony & Dinner Song Fest, then home. | This time 5 arrows = 4 hits! Archery was Stephen's favorite part of camp! | We're improving! 5 BBs = 3 hits By the end of the day Stephen had 3 bull's-eyes!
34: Rain Gutter Regatta Races
35: Waiting for dinner and working on his gimp in the meantime, Stephen is having the time of his life!
36: Pirates & Ninjas battle | Stephen made LOTS of friends with camp staff. They loved his smile & willingness to help clean up after meals!
37: Mommy and I had the best time with everything! We can't wait to come back next year!!!
38: Pack Bowling Night at Greenmount | July 20,2012 7pm - 9pm Cody & Seth Cantu, Seth Hartman and Stephen played as a team. The first game Stephen came in 2nd scoring 85pts. He scored 72 on his second game.