Monday, February 21, 2011

The Blue and Gold That Wasn't

It has taken me a while to post this because I did not want to post from anger. February 16th was the Blue and Gold Banquet for Dylan's Cub Scout Pack 312. This is an annual banquet to celebrate the birthday of Scouting where boys are recognized for all of their achievements thus far and usually get presented with some sort of insignia to represent what level of Cub Scouts they are working toward. Dylan was very excited about this night and he had worked hard to earn a special patch, the Leave No Trace Awareness Award. He has also earned about 6 Belt Loops through the Academics and Sports Program and has completed 8 of the 12 achievements needed to earn his Wolf Cub badge.

There have been issues with some of the adults and boys in this pack over the past year, but we tried our best to stick it out. Needless to say, at this particular event, the Den Leader went to far and we left. Of course I took Dylan's patches and awards before leaving. We were there about 15 minutes, just long enough to snap a few pictures.

Dylan and Grandpa

Dylan and the posters he made

We have been invited by some neighbors to join their pack, Pack 744 and will be attending their Blue and Gold Banquet on March 1st where Dylan can be officially recognized for his achievements. It amazes me how some adults can be so rude and have no regard for what Scouting is meant to be. Dylan and I will be much happier once we join the new pack.

Oh, and since we didn't stay, we missed the dinner. So Grandma and Grandpa took us out to dinner. Dylan ordered off the adult menu because he said he's not a kid anymore. Here is a great picture of his reaction when the food arrived. And yes, he ate almost all of it!

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