sports pins and school rushes
Kim Moye (kmoye@SPDMAIL.SPD.DSCCC.COM)
Mon, 22 Jul 1996 10:39:12 -0500
i agree with jan that the time needed to earn a sports pin is a big factor
in how few boys earn them. my son wanted to earn one *real* bad along with
his sports letter. we are lucky enough to have a swimming pool in our
back yard so he earned swimming.
he played soccer, we kept track of practices, games and his practicing
with his twin sister. he got his soccer.
we all got rollerblades for Christmas. He got the skating pin. we made
it "family time". you should have heard the comments from my pack when he
got that since most of them had seen me falling all over the neighborhood.
my son was the first and one of the few to get his sports pin/letter in our
pack. i was quite proud when i found this out (oh for the days when i was
just a wolf leader and nothing else!).
one of my biggest "moments" was at a pack meeting when my son was presented
his God and Family medal from our pastor. He is the only boy in the pack
to earn one let alone both religous awards for cubs. That was also the
same night that one of my boys in my den earned his academic letter/art pin.
no other boy had/s ever earned the award. and yes, i know he did all the
i agree with those who wrote what a rush it is to go to school and have
all the kids be excited. as cubmaster i get stopped several times before
i remember a tiger cub telling one of his "buddies" THAT'S MY CUBMASTER!
(maybe by the time he's a webelo, he'll know my name?)
webelos den leader
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City