Last weekend Payton got to attend Cub Scout Day Camp. This is year number 4 of day camp for our family. We love it. The boys have a great time making projects, playing games, and doing things like archery that they don't normally get to do. I was kind of sad that I didn't get to go as a helper, but circumstances wouldn't allow for that. Next year.
When we picked up Payton late Saturday afternoon he was fillll-thy! Oh my goodness, so so dirty.
But he had had an awesome time. He was so excited about all the cool stuff they had done.
archery / marshmallow blow guns / hike / obstacle course / climbing wall / bommerang craft / build a toolbox / build a crossbow / animal masks / relay races / rain stick / duct tape water bottle holders / cricket / flag ceremony / skit
I was a little concerned how he would do in the 95+ degree heat over the 2 days. We are used to bringing jackets to day camp (in July) and dousing the boys with bug spray. Here we traded the bug spray for sunscreen spray.
The camp was held at a church building - a stake center with a big field & pavilion on the lot, and a park (with splash pad) across the street. It sounds like many of the classes & crafts were indoors so they had plenty of opportunities to cool off. Not to mention running through the splash pad as part of the obstacle course.
Friday night they held a campfire for families to attend and watch each den perform a skit. Payton's den was so disappointed when a group ahead of them performed the Cub Scout classic, "Invisible Bench." That was their skit too!
So they improvised and turned theirs into the "Invisible Couch."
Cub Scouts is a party! You just have to embrace the 9 year old boy silly/quirky/loud/high-energy spirit.