Tonight was the first night of having Cub Scouts at our house. As the newly appointed Den Leader I put the night together. It has been a long while since I had to keep a classroom full of six year old boys occupied for an entire hour. Not only that but I was supposed to teach them something. So we began with making a banner, saying the Pledge of Allegiance. We covered the Cub Scout Pledge, Cub Scout Sign, and the Cub Scout Promise. If you donâ€™t know what these things are, thatâ€™s ok I didnâ€™t know either before a couple of days ago.
The past two weeks have been a mad dash to get uniforms, find out where all the patches go, learn how Boy Scouts is structured, find a â€œGo See Itâ€ for our group (yeah, I had to learn what that is too), and plan the meeting (which included cleaning our basement). I learned that I need to plan twice as much as I had planned, and move things along twice as fast. I have a renewed respect for our Sunday School teachers â€“ especially the ones that teach my boys!