Rik's Ramblings

Monday, January 19, 2009

Scouting weekends

Saturday was the Pinewood Derby for Ben's scout pack.

Ben made his car last weekend (with a smidgen of help from his dad), Tuesday was the weigh-in - all cars must be 5oz or less (Ben's was 5.1oz so it had to be bored out to loose a little weight) and Saturday was the race.

Naturally it was very competitive and naturally Ben didn't come anywhere near the leaders, but thankfully he didn't do too badly. He managed to get past the first round of eliminations into the last 40 (I think).

Oh well, at least he knows what the competition's going to be like for next year. Not too bad for a first attempt.

Today (Sunday) I had to prepare for Tuesday nights Den meeting where I am lumbered with the task of running the Den meeting. Don't know why I ever agreed to it. I've decided to help the kids get their weather belt loop. They need to make a weather station, learn about The Water Cycle and monitor something meteorological for a week.

This is two weekends in a row that I've had to devote considerable time to the damned scouts. I knew there was a reason why I said he shouldn't be joining.


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