Thursday, September 4, 2008
We'll Be Loyal Scouts
I have gotten a new calling. I am the new Webelos Leader for the Durango wards. I have to admit, it is the only time I have put in for a calling. I actually asked to be the 11 yr old scout leader since Gabe is 11 (12 next month) and has never done a single thing in scouts all year. I mentioned this to the Bishop when he issued me the call and he seemed confused at how old my boys were-so I just went with it. Seth is now a Webelo but will be turning 11 in January. Seth too has done painfully little in scouting the last year. I know if I want my boys to be serious about scouting (which I do), I have to step up. I haven't been a good scouting parent, so I can't be too upset with our wards lack of Scout leadership. I have taken the boys to activities I am aware of, but I certainly haven't been knocking down anyone's door trying to find out what to do.
So last night I went to my first Scout Roundtable. It is actually held at our church which was convenient. Scouters from our whole area meet there once a month to talk Scouting. I have a great deal of respect for these Scout leaders that give up their time to try to facilitate this program for our youth. All of the people there were so helpful and anxious to help me learn what I need to do. I have considered putting my boys in the troops at school, and meeting all these leaders, I think it would have been a fine idea. Seeing their enthusiasm made me feel self conscious at the lack of interest so many LDS leaders have in their scouting pursuits. I guess I will at least have Seth for a few months before he turns 11! We'll have to make it count.