I am a Cub Scout, that is.
Recently, I joined Cub Scout Pack 3944, and Den 2. My dad found out about the Scouts through Ben. Ben went to YCIS last year and rode my school bus. Dad said Ben really like scouts so we should try it.
“Ok,” I said.
Our Pack is divided into two parts; the group who live near the airport and the group that live “downtown.” We are the downtown group. We’ve already attended several meetings. Twice with my mom, when my dad was in Idaho and several more with my dad. There are about 8 boys in my den and several other dens, under the “Pack.” The Pack is both groups, together.
My dad was in Boy Scouts, not Cub Scouts and he still gets the lingo mixed up. He keeps calling the ‘Pack’ a “Troop.” Not the same thing dad. All the boys in our den are 8 or 9 years old and two go to my school. Den #2, meets most Tuesday nights then once a month the entire Pack get together for a fun activity. Two weeks ago, the Pack went hiking on the Great Wall.
This is the crew (my den) who went on the hike to Gubeikou Great Wall. And beside my dad, we had a special guest- a visiting Uncle John.
We took a bus ride of about two hours to the NW of Beijing then started to hike near the wall, up toward the wall. Climbing up was kinda steep but not so bad. My parents have taken me on much harder hikes.
You may have noticed Cub Scouts is not just a Dad and son thing. They allow mom’s too. Don’t think we have any girls in our den but I think there are a few girls in other dens.
A few upcoming activities include:
- Raingutter Regatta Nov 17(not sure what this is,….)
- Scout Olympics- Jan18
- Blue and Gold Banquet- March18
- Pinewood Derby- April18
- Spring Campout- May18
We’ve been warmed that some kids (aka Parents) take the Pinewood Derby very seriously so watch out for some VERY fancy and fast cars. I’m looking forward to carving my car.
Above that is me leading the den repeating the Scout Oath. And last, me and my mom after our Pack leader gave me my first Badge, the BobCat.