(Sorry for the long dearth of posting. Once I miss more than a few days, it's hard to get back into the swing of posting. I'm going to try to be better.)
So, A and Scouts. Long story. After Christmas, his Webelos II leader had to bow out due to job issues. There were really only A and one other boy coming regularly, and both of them had already earned their Arrow of Light, so the decision was made to just send them on up to Boy Scouts a few months early. They would have been going up in March anyway. A decided that since he was really close to earning all the Webelos pins, he wanted to finish them up.
While school has been out this week, we plowed through the last few requirements. This week, A painted 2 wooden objects that he made at day camp as a Webelos I, and fashioned a picture frame out of cardboard and natural objects (sticks, pine cones, and sweetgum balls). So, now that those are all done, A is ready to officially move on to Boy Scouts (he has been attending their meetings for about a month already).
This weekend, A is on his first campout with the Boy Scouts - without us. One of us could have gone with him, but we decided that it might be best for him to figure out his place without us. And yes, this was fine with A. And, since he has now finished the Webelos pins, D turned in the official Boy Scout application and now A is able to start earning merit badges (handy since they are working on the Indian Lore badge this weekend. It sounds like it should be fun (and maybe a little crazy since evidently the adults were only given their assignments of what to teach this evening)).