Friday, November 16, 2012

Cub Scout and the Showman pin

Another achievement completed. This one is called the Showman. They had to make a sock puppet, give the puppet a name, give the puppet a character and write a part for their puppet.  They also had to write the play and decorate the set.   Open the link to see the show.
At the Pack meeting they performed their show for everyone.  They got big laughs.  General Camo Is The Cisco Kid.


Sunday, November 11, 2012

A night at the Museum

Last night we went to MOSH and had a Cub Scout Camp - In.  The boys were all so excited spend the night at the Museum.  It was a great experience. We had the whole Museum to our selves.  We had scheduled events.  First the boys had some play time, then we saw a planetarium show, followed by pizza.  After Pizza we all went up to the roof top and looked through a telescope at Jupiter.  The views up there were really great. Next stop are the animals.  They had the turtles and possum running around for the boys to pet them.   Then off to the science room.  This was really fun.  It was called thunder and lightning experiment.  The scientist showed how lightning is charged and how it travels, how clouds are made using boiling liquid added to liquid Nitrogen, the impact of thunder using a Hydrogen filled balloon and making it explode when heat is applied.  Then there was some free Museum time and the boys ran all over playing.     At 10:30 p.m. they played the movie…Night at the Museum II.  After watching the movie a couple of boys got a little spooked.  The Cisco Kid was seeing lights flash on him and he got scared.  One other boy got scared of the life size astronaut suit that was in the museum.  The movie really got to them.
They finally went to sleep at around 1:00 a.m.  

Click the three links below to see some Youtube videos from the Science experiment.

 This was the only dinosaur left at MOSH. All the other are gone. They have a recycling exhibit in place of it.



Friday, November 2, 2012

Patriots Point Charleston South Carolina

We took the weekend and went to patriots point South Carolina. We talked about going with the Cub Scout as a vacation campout and all the parents and boys were so excited to go. The Chief wanted to go up there and do some recon before we had the whole Cub Scout group go up there, just to make sure everything would go smoothly. We were able to walk and explore every little nook and cranny of the carrier,  USS Yorktown, and the destroyer USS Laffey along with the USS Clamagore submarine.

The Cisco Kid cannot wait to Camp out on the carrier with his Cub Scout buddies. This was a boys dream. Not a Mothers Dream. I will not be camping out on this ship. The dad's and boy's can have this campout on this ship all to themselves. The ship still carries this remarkably pungent smell of thousands of sweaty military men and all their bodily odors, along with oil. All the mothers and me included are going to the nearest resort to stay. We will very content with Mani and Pedi’s all around.

The Bridge 

A look out to the flight deck.   
The Chief looks at home, sitting in that chair, gazing into the ocean.   
He was able to sit in  the cockpit of a plane that was on board.  

The Engine Room.  All these gears, wheels and gages were one of his favorites.
His little nine year old imagination was going crazy.

The Cisco Kid was obsessed with all the hatches. Most of them were lock and he could not get in. This one was open and you would have thought he struck gold.  
Hard to believe that a grown man could fit down that hole. 


Thursday, November 1, 2012


The Cisco Kid is obsessing about the Titanic and he was dying to be a ship captain. He loves being so official.



Friday, October 26, 2012

Working on the Showman pin and Having a Halloween Party

This is our third Webelo pin we are working on. The first two were Aquatics and Readyman. Now on to the Showman pin. This week the boys had to make a sock puppet. They had to give them a name and a personality. Next week we will write a play and they will have their puppets perform.
I had them bring in their socks and I brought all the decorations. I had yarn for hair, colorful eyes, feathers, pipe cleaners, and felt for clothes. The boys really came up with some great characters. The Cisco Kid's sock puppet's name is Camo, and his character is in the military.

Now to get the boys all sugared up for the Halloween celebration.

I made some chocolate cupcakes with Oreo cream butter cream icing. I put a cookie on top for the tomb stone. Of course all the boys went crazy for the chocolate cupcakes including the dads.

As predicted the moms all went for the cupcakes that were an apple spice with a caramel butter cream topping.

 Then they made their own chocolate covered apples with many different kinds of toppings. 


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Second camp out with the Cub Scouts

The weather was perfect for the outdoors. The Cisco Kid loves playing and running around in nature. I think he looks forward to climbing trees with his friends. The first night we roasted some marshmallows and made smores. The second day we had many activities to do. We completed Compass and map, ultimate Frisbee, BB gun, Archery and basketball achievements. The Cisco Kid also got a jump on the Arrow of light requirement.
Arrow of light requirements.  Learning how to make certain knots.  
BB gun range 
Retiring a US flag 

These boys where willing to climb anything that was at least three feet off the ground.  


Our food section. 



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