Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Pack Meeting

We had our first pack meeting with Mark as the new cub master. I forgot to share pictures, so here they are. It was an Indian theme this time, so I made headbands for all the cub scouts. One feather for the wolves, 2 feathers for the bears and 3 for the webelos. I put a bunch in Marks because he was the Chief. We did a modern day "scalping" by having a relay race where teams had to run down, sit, put a towel around his neck while another boy slathered him with shaving cream and shaved him with a butter knife. The boys had a blast and it was hysterical to watch.
Several boys had rank advancements so we did a face painting ceremony for them. They loved that too. We did a tug of war for boys who were moving up to the next den. Mark told some true Indian stories from his hometown. Plus no pack meeting would be complete without all the silly cheers. Mark is so loud and goofy. I think the cub scouts are pretty happy to have him as their new cub master.
I made fry bread as treats with butter, honey, powdered sugar, and cinnamon sugar. Cody helped me fry them up, but he forgot to turn the stove off when he was done, so you guessed it...a fire...this time on top of the stove instead of in the oven! Smoke, flames, fire alarms, the works. LOL!

We also made this for the boys. We made leather name tags that loop over the dowels. They have leather strips that hang down so we can put beads on them when they come to scouts, wear their uniform, and bring their book. The boys will like earning the beads. At the end of the year we will let them buy things with the beads they've earned. The holes were punched using my eyelet hole smacker. Surely scrapbook suplies should be a tax write off. I still need to get the right size knobs for the ends of the dowels, then I will paint the whole thing. I need to make the pack spirit stick too for January's pack meeting as well as an arrow of light award for a boy who has earned that.
I've been working on Christmas cards while doing laundry. Not even half way done. Next year I'm starting on them in September. I've never been this late on getting them out. I just keep telling myself. It's okay Jolene.
Is it normal to talk to yourself? I did plenty of it this weekend, and some things were not so nice. It was a rough weekend. Perhaps I'm losing it. Still haven't bought any Christmas presents. Who knows when I'll be able to. How many more days do we have? Wait...don't tell me. It will be fine...I have faith. :o)

18 comments:

Jacquie said...

Is it normal to talk to yourself?? LOL I hope so as I have my "conversations"

maren said...

What a fun pack meeting. You may not feel like you have a lot of energy, but I am continually amazed and impressed. I love all the little extra touches and the food always sounds so good.

Good luck finishing your Christmas cards.

Maren
marensgarden.com

Mary Ann/Ca said...

Oh Jolene we can go hand and hand to a wild day of frantic shopping...I don't even have a tree up yet! But as September says...its all good!

Anonymous said...

what a fun pack master mark is! and he's lucky to have you as his "assistant"! you two make a great team! as far as getting ready for christmas, i got one of those long, lined pads and put a day of the week at the top of each sheet with a list of things i have to get done that day..it keeps me on track and then i don't have the list rolling around in my head all day and night, trying to remember - and as i think of things, they just go on the correct day on the pad....good luck, jolene!! ~cathy

Pam said...

OMGosh! How fun! I never imagined boy scouts could be so fun! I want some of that bread! YUMMMY!

And yes, don't stress on the cards, I've gotten them way after Christmas before and still enjoy them just as much as the early ones! ;)

Wendy said...

Mark look sso cute with his headress on. Is that you with your hair pulled back? Tre' cute look for you!

Sounds like you need a trip to Costco1 One stop shopping

patti_cake said...

Oh honey I talk to myself more than anyone else! You'll get it all done. Just keep repeating "it's okay Jolene". The cub pack looks like SO much fun!

Briana said...

No wonder you haven't had time to start Christmas shopping yet! You are one busy woman! Between the Young Women, your kids and the Cub Scouts, you are stretched to the limit. When do you take time just for you!? I say you need a "Jolene Day"

Kim said...

It is okay to talk to yourself. I even answer myself. How scary is that?

Oh, how I remember the pack meetings. They were alot of fun.

And you are not alone in being behind this Christmas. Even with Thanksgiving so early, I'm still behind.

Andi said...

Oh what fun!!! Looking at these pictures just makes me happy. I know these boys love their Scout Troop. You and Mark make everything so much fun. Makes me want to be a Cub Scout!

velvet brick said...

Bless both you and Mark for all that you do to teach and guide children...you really are special gems! The pack meeting looks like a blast and sounds yummy, too! Ok, I shouldn't laugh, but the fire (again?!?!!!) is too darn funny.... lol sorry........

Don't worry about talking to yourself, girl! We are ALL doing it! It's that time of year! : )
What gets done, gets done. What doesn't, doesn't. It will be a beautiful Christmas with or without! : ) So don't stress out tooo much!

Jeanette said...

Jolene -
You continually amaze me with all you do for others! The scout meeting looks like they really enjoyed it. The Christmas cards, don't worry, it's about connecting with people, not exactly WHEN you are connecting :o) (That's my story and I'm sticking to it - mine aren't finished either)
Huge hugs to you!!!!!

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Leah said...

I love the modern day scalping idea..I bet that was so fun to watch!

Susie Q said...

Nothing is more fun than seeing pictures of happy boys like this! And that BIG boy is so cute!

Normal?? I HOPE so because I ALWAYS talk to myself! I have entire conversations with myself...I even argue with myself. I almost never win that argument either.

It will ALL come together. It will. Take a deep breath...it will all be okay!

I used to make all my cards and have them in the mail by Thanksgiving! So, that said, I admire you for actually making yours!!! Gee whiz, I did not MAKE mine and I am just now addressing them! You ARE my hero you know.

And I know I need to send you my snail mail addy. I will now...

Love ya,
Sue

Anonymous said...

Oh the days of being the den leader, and then Steven and I being on council, and then me being county recruiter, I remember it well! I even went to OWL training, ask me about that sometime. LOL IT WAS COLD AND RAINING!!! Truly fun though, much like you had.

Don't give up on the cards, you can do it! I am mailing mine Saturday.

-Tember
http://septemberradecki.typepad.com

Anonymous said...

Don't feel so bad about starting a fire while making frybread, I have done it too. LOL! I even had the fire department come and check it out since I couldn't get the grease fire out. Everything turned out good though, even the fry bread.

-S. Hunt
Transplanted Navajo living in Utah

Anonymous said...

P.S. I want to hear the true indian stories (Native American stories). You have me curious now. Hmmmm....

-S. Hunt