A Boy Scout Court of Honor was held tonight. Kid #1 received his Star Scout rank and his Shotgun Shooting merit badge. Kid #2 received his First Class rank and Canoeing, Fishing, Wood Carving, Orienteering, and Archery merit badges. Congratulations to both!
Values still matter in scouting. They still promise to be reverent, brave, trustworthy, loyal, obedient, courteous, etc. Physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. Those old-fashioned things. When you see Boy Scouts in a group, it gives one hope for the future like very little else these days does.
I'm the wife of one ancient man and the mom of two teen beings with Y chromosomes.
I teach middle school special ed, and I'm slightly "touched".
I've always been Catholic, but in recent years my faith has become much more important in my life. Now I'm a "Happy Catholic."