April 2017

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Today was the Second Annual Mom and Son Nerf War. One of Cindy’s friends first put this together last year after her son commented that his sister got to go to the Daddy-Daughter dance, but there was nothing for him to do. And the rest is history!

As the event gets underway, Alex is packed and ready to go with his Nerf vest full of ‘bullets’ and Adam is talking strategy with his crew…

Alex is ready Adam is ready

They had a great time this afternoon, although Cindy says she feels a little sore after all the running around. Adam naturally says the kids won the war, but it really doesn’t matter. After all, the great memory of this day will overshadow any perceived victory.

Mom and the Boys

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Today was the annual Pack 280 Raingutter Regatta, in which the scouts race their boats down a (simulated) raingutter powered by nothing more than the wind generated by their breath through a straw. As you can see, today Alex came out on top! Whoo-hoo!!

Alex wins!

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Baseball season is in full swing and we’re at the field 2-3 times a week for games and practice. Adam (and his coach) has discovered he’s a pretty darn good catcher, so guess who is suiting-up a couple times a game now? There aren’t too many balls that get past him either. It’s a lot of fun watching Adam rip that mask off when the ball is popped-up behind him. He’s the first kid to actually do that!

Adam playing baseball

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For the last couple of weeks the boys have been learning about the night sky. Tonight they, along with their Tiger Scout Den Mates, got together to gaze at the night sky through a telescope and observe the patterns in the stars that form a constellation. They even made their own little pin-hole planetarium out of old soup cans.

Pin-hole Planetarium

Alex made Cassiopeia, while Adam selected the Big Dipper…

Cassiopeia Big Dipper

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Today, the Tiger Scouts in Den 1 are meeting at the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium for an Astronaut adventure! This is Adam and Alex first visit to a Planetarium and they’re pretty excited…

Astronaut

after the show, the Tigers worked together on various science experiments…

Science Experiments

and even stood in a hurricane machine that generated 79-mph winds…

Hurricane

A fun day. We’ll be back again for more planetarium shows!

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