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March 13, 2013

Makai Blue&Gold

Makai had his blue and gold banquet with his scouts and we got to attend.  I'm so grateful for the scout program and the leaders in our ward who work so closely with the kids.  Makai has learned so much from being in the scout program. 

The banquet was so cute!  When we walked into the gym in the church, there were tent tee-pee's set up all along the stage and all the little scouts were so proud because they actually made them themselves.  They drilled holes in the wood and put the screws in to attach the pieces of wood together.  They put little pieces of wood around the base of the legs so the tent would stand in place.  They brought material and cut a hole in the top just enough to cover their teepee.  They all did a great job!  In the middle of the gym floor was a make shift fire made out of wood and paper mache....and there was a fishing pond in the corner with fishing poles that the boys made with tree branches and string and they even hand sewed the little fish themselves. 

The preparation for this blue and gold banquet taught my Makai so many things....how to be handy with screws and a drill, how to sew, how to be creative and think outside the box....but most importantly, how to be self-sufficient and to do things for himself!

They served us dinner, soup and bread...and while we were eating, those who had graduated and earned their wolf or bear received their pin.  Then we watched the boys as they put on their skits for us.  They did a great job and I'm so proud of my Makai and grateful for the scout program that helps me teach him some of the great qualities he needs to have.

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