Thursday, June 26, 2008

26 June 2008

Today was the third of cub scout day camp. We had archery first thing this morning. The boys were definitely more confident in their abilities today. :)

Christopher and Tyler are practicing how far back they can pull the bow before nocking their arrows.
Chris was so excited he ACTUALLY hit very close to the paper! His arrow that was the cause of much pride is the one just skimming the top of the target sheet.

After each boy shot his quiver of 5 arrows - comes the arduous task of finding all the arrows in the tall, tall grass. This can take awhile much to the dismay of the boys. They aren't allowed any more target time until all the arrows are accounted for. Good for you rangemaster!

Next the boys were instructed by George Beal in knot tying. A very piratey task if you ask me!

George showing Chris how to do a knot. I don't remember which one.

At this same station we also learned flag etiquette - especially proper folding of the flag. We learned it takes at least 3 boys to fold the flag. And an adult.

A couple more boys practicing the fine art of flag folding as George supervises.

Our third station today was Pirate rescue. We made distress signals here and hand signals to spell certain letters. This was a fun station. Chris is looking up in the sky because a coast guard helicopter was flying over.

After lunch today we had a ham radio operator talk to the boys. They learned about different communication techniques in the event of an emergency. Our ham radio operator reached someone on his radio and the boys were very excited as they all yelled "Hello!" This is a portion of the boys. We have about 35 or so this year at camp.

I caught the boys taking a breather during the lunch break. We have L-R Tyler, Cayden, Christopher, Conner, Ryan, Ben, Nathan, Levi and Cole on the end.

The fourth station of the day was a field obstacle course. The boys had a blast! Here they were having a waterballoon relay on spoons. We have Levi, Chris and Cole working together.

Over and under just to spice things up a bit. We have Tyler, Chris and Ben making their way through.

Then they had a relay race from opposite corners. First they were running. This was such a hoot to watch. The boys really loved this game. I will have to remember it for future day camps!
Next was the crab crawl. Here we have Cole, Chris and Tyler.

The fifth station of the day was basketweaving. The boys loved this station. They will finish their baskets tomorrow as getting the bases done took some work. They all did an awesome job!

The last station of the day was BB Guns but the pictures didn't show up as it was too dark under the range station.

1 comment:

Eileen said...

You got so lucky with the weather. It's been just right for all the fun outdoor activities the guys have been partaking in. 'Hope the friday session was as successful as the previous three!

I just love this picture! The's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!