Friday, April 4, 2008

Cub Scout Awards

The Christensen boys have been busy scouting! We just got back from pack night where Connor and TJ both received lots of awards! Grandma Sterzer came and so did Aunt Mindy! It was fun to have them there. (TJ is missing because he was in line for an activity and did not want to lose his place for another picture!)

Tanner earned his Wolf badge, a couple arrow points and a citizenship belt loop! This is his first year in cub scouts--and he loves it and works hard! He also was welcomed into the bear den, since he turns 9 this month. The tradition is to be "clawed" by a big bear claw with red face paint to resemble blood--( I know--eehh yuck--but the 9 year old boys LOVE it!) It is so fun to see him starting out in the great program of scouting. He has had a good example in his older brother Connor.

I can't believe Connor turns eleven next month and will leave Cub Scouts and enter the 11year old Boy Scout program! He is such a great little scouter! He has worked hard and earned so much during his 3 years in cubs! This month at pack night he was awarded the weblos badge, the fitness and athlete activity badges and the 'Arrow of Light' which is the highest honor in cub scouts. It is the only patch from cub scouts that can be worn on the boy scout uniform. He also earned his religious knot! We are so proud of his hard work and dedication! (You can see the yellow arrow across his forhead--and the paint on his chin and cheeks--it was all part of the ceremony--everything represented something--it was cool!)

7 comments:

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Malinda said...

It was fun to see Connor and TJ get their awards. I always thought scouting looked so fun!

Erin said...

That is SO NEAT. I am SO IMPRESSED!! Wow. I am proud of those two boys!!! I was thinking to myself, "How impressive. I want Benjamin to be like that." Benny has such great cousins to look up to. I am just so proud of them! All those neat awards. That is just awesome! It makes me really miss them... I feel a little teary, actually. I just love them so much! Please tell them Congrats from Aunt Erin.

Amy said...

Hey guys! Uncle Matt here. I thought those scouting pictures were awesome! I can totally remember getting my wolf badge TJ. And Connor- I certainly don't remember having THAT many awards in cub scouts! I can tell you are going to be great boy scouts to. Congratulations you guys. I sure am proud of you both.

Brittany said...

Congratulations Connor and TJ!! All those awards look awesome...as well as the cool face paint! :) I sure am proud of you!

Michelle C. said...

I can't believe you have an 11 year old! Corey is the Cubmaster in our ward and loves it. It looks like you guys have great leaders. Congrats to the boys on their awards.

Jan Sterzer said...

I am so proud of the boys! Aren't they handsome too! We will have some Eagle Scouts before you know it!
XOXO Grandma

 
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