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#33580 of 34261 Re: Pinewood Derby [fibber2]
by kyfdx HOST
Mar 28, 2012 (7:35 pm)
Nope... I was done with Boy Scouts about age 13.. I was a Cub Scout before that.. Got waxed at the Pinewood Derby...
Didn't really learn my lesson... my son was in the Cub Scouts.. .his car also beaten badly at the Derby... LOL
I like that co-ed Explorer idea, though.... I think I tried that, too..just not within any sort of organization..
#33581 of 34261 Re: Pinewood Derby [fibber2]
Mar 29, 2012 (5:12 am)
Man, I shouldn't type or post when I'm tired....
#33582 of 34261 Re: Pinewood Derby [kyfdx]
Mar 29, 2012 (5:55 am)
Boy Scouts don't need prime rib!
That's right - they don't. Remember that a properly run Boy Scout troop has the boys cooking their own meals for their patrols and the adults are off in their own patrol. Just because the boys decide to have plain pasta, hot dogs and instant oatmeal in the pouch doesn't mean we adults can't have prime rib, salmon or omelettes!!
When we adults have good meals, it often challenges the boys to be more creative in their cooking. Usually the younger ones want to try more adventurous meals while the older boys are too busy to cook and clean.
I remember one week of patrol based summer camp (no dining hall), one patrol planned ramen and oreos for every meal. They went to the local H Mart and stocked up on ramen from all the Asian countries. But Wednesday they were all starting to be interested in what the camp delivered in the morning cooler or looking to mooch off of everyone else.
#33583 of 34261 Re: Pinewood Derby [robr2]
Mar 29, 2012 (12:22 pm)
Hmm.... I should take some of our rabbits with us on a scout trip. The troop can prepare them for dinner.
#33584 of 34261 End of the era of innocence...
Apr 05, 2012 (6:28 am)
Emily recently turned 16. We booked a small catering hall in town, and she had the birthday party of a lifetime. But it didn't stop there! This week she got her learners permit, and logged her first minutes behind the wheel. Oh, and she traded in her glasses for contacts. We also attended a college info night at the high school, and learned all about eating cat food so that we can afford the tuition!
I want my little baby back!!!
Add to this that I roll 55 tomorrow...... Oh the pain, the pain.
#33585 of 34261 Re: End of the era of innocence... [fibber2]
Apr 05, 2012 (8:42 am)
Well, Steve, if you're just ending your era of innocence at 55, you did pretty darn well.
Congratulations to both of you on your milestones!
#33586 of 34261 Re: Pinewood Derby [xwesx]
Apr 06, 2012 (11:04 am)
We learned to make "cub grub", which is basically aluminum foil packed with ground beef and diced veggies and potatoes. Wrap it tight and you can toss it on the coals. Mmm.
I only did scouting a couple of years as a kid, but I assist with a lot of the den's events now. At this age it's still mostly run by the parents.
#33587 of 34261 Re: End of the era of innocence... [xwesx]
Apr 06, 2012 (11:05 am)
I'm not far behind, mine will be a teenager soon.
#33588 of 34261 Guess where juice is....
Apr 06, 2012 (11:06 am)
Less than 4 hours by plane from DC.
Drive on the
wrong left side.
Saw a Toyota Harrier and a Land Cruiser Prado.
#33589 of 34261 Re: Guess where juice is.... [ateixeira]
Apr 06, 2012 (11:32 am)