|9th Pickering Scouts 2012|
A big part of the night are the ceremonies for the youth. Last night, we had three Beavers move up to Cubs, (a very emotional moment for this Beaver Leader, I have to tell you!) eight Cubs moved up to Scouts, and we also presented awards to the sub-groups (Pack "Sixes" and Troop "Patrols") and individual Scouts who had significant achievements this year.
For our Cub Pack, we congratulated the youth for the results of the weekly Inspections. Jonas's Six got the highest team total and several of the Cubs were acknowledged for their personal successes. Guess who lead the Pack with the highest percentage of Inspection success? Jonas!
This is a pretty big deal for him. Every week during Inspection, the Cubs are required to:
- Wear their uniform correctly - clean shirt, pants, necker, sash, belt and indoor shoes, woggle, shirt tucked in, etc....
- Have clean paws (hands), claws (finger nails), fur (skin and hair) and fangs (teeth)
- Have their badges sewn onto their sashes within two meetings of receiving them
- Bring their 2 books to Inspection
- Call before the meeting if they are going to be late of absent
That is a HUGE accomplishment for this kid. Memory and attention to detail are not his strengths but, in addition to working on a merit badge a month, he was pretty focused on doing his best on Inspection every week. Early in the year we started a system of using a hook by the front door for his uniform and a backpack for his boots, shoes and other things he needs for our weekly meetings. Reminders from mom, beyond, "Get your uniform on" and "don't forget your backpack", stopped after about Halloween. He's quite honestly achieved this on his own andI have to say, I am one proud mom.
|The Cub Motto is "Do Your Best" and he did!|