Friday, July 13, 2012

Cub Scouts and AL. Sports Festival

Man, when I first started this blog, I was always on top of it.  Too many things to do and not enough time to post.  For now,  I guess I will start with Cub Scout day camp.  Hunter turned 8 at the end of May and is now in Cub Scouts.  He is a Wolf.  His first experience into cub scouts was day camp.  They needed some volunteers to be den leaders for day camp and so that became my job.  I have to admit though, I was not looking forward to it.  I'm not sure if you realize this, but it gets quite humid here in the summer and this desert rat does not like it one bit.  That being said, it really wasn't that bad.  Don't get me wrong, I was exhausted and very glad for it to be over by the end of the week, but I did enjoy being with Hunter and many of the boys made me laugh a lot.  I probably had the biggest den among the wolf group and considering that, they were really all pretty good.
We were the Lizard den.  We called ourselves the "Leapin Lizards".  Of course we had a cheer.  It went like this..."Leapin Lizards Rock you... Rock you...Leapin Lizards, Rock you...Rock you..."  I think you can guess what tune that goes to.  Let's see what are some of the things the boys did.  They cooked Hobo meals,   sling shots, bow and arrows, bebe guns, made wooden crafts, leather, musical instruments, learned magic, went on short trail hikes, learned about citizenship, played soccer, sword fighting, learned about how to use a compass and the list could go on and on.  They defiantly had the boys busy.  I have to say, I was tired just watching them.  I think Hunter had a great time and really, that's all that matters.
As soon as cub scout camp was over, Jeremy and I had to take Hunter and Emilee down to Burmingham for the Alabama Sports Festival where Emilee and Hunter would compete in the Taekwondo event.  It was quite the event.  I guess they have been doing this for about 30 years now and is a little like the Olympics with an opening ceremony and everything.  Opening ceremony was even televised on NBC here in Alabama, which Emilee and Hunter both participated in the opening ceremony parade.  Kind of cool.  See them there holding up the sign right up front??
Both Emilee and Hunter participated in two events with Taekwondo.  They did forms and open sparring.  Emilee and Hunter both got third place in forms and Emilee also got third place in sparring.

This was the first time the either of them have competed in TKD.  I think it really surprised them.  They learned that it is quite fast and very challenging.  Both of them had a hard time, but they did so well.  I am really proud of them.

I have more to share.  Our family just got back from Las Vegas for a family reunion and so soon I will put those events up.