April 09, 2013

for life...

Nine and a half years ago my sweet little boy began the journey of scouting.   All he knew was that he loved his orange Tiger Scout tee, and it was really fun to go and hang out with his friends and the Daddies.  Five years ago, my much taller, but still sweet, son embarked on adventure in our backyard... way back when  Boy Scouts began.  And last night... he received his Life Scout rank.  This taller-than-me young man is still super sweet {sorry, Camden, but it is truth!} and now he has a backpack full of lessons that will carry his through his whole life.

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,
courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
brave, clean, and reverent.
I am so thankful that he values scouting as such an important part of his life... and the fun that comes along with it is only a bonus.  And while he walks this path, his Dad is walking right along side him... close enough to cheer him on, and with just enough distance between them to watch Camden stand on his own.  Stay tuned... the next stop? Eagle Scout.  With a lot of hard work and perseverance, I believe he will make it.


Southern Gal said...

Yay! What a journey! Congratulations, Camden. I know you can make Eagle Scout.

And you give me hope,Dawn. Was Camden in 6th grade when he started Boy Scouts? I was thinking Ethan was too old to begin.

Southern Gal said...

P.S. I love your button!

Pam said...

Woo hoo...congrats! : )

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is so darn exciting. Even though you never answered me when I inquired about life scout and the whole Eagle scout thing. Geeze, it's like you are busy or something? :)
I'm so proud of him; he is a great young man!!!

jenn said...

Congrats to Camden! Can't wait to read your post when he makes Eagle Scout!! ;)

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