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08:46 am: Scout Camping Trip A Success!
Orville returned from his first overnight camping trip with the Boy Scouts. He was gone Friday and Saturday and it was a great successs. Not as much rain as feared.

I suffered a mother's quandry in regard to this trip. My boys sleep with "friends" on their bed, favorite stuffed animals. When packing, I kept wrestling with whether to suggest to Orville that he pick out a friend to take with him. I thought it might be a comfort if he were frightened away from home. Only...he was not showing any sign of being frighten about being away from home. I kept thinking: what if the presense of the "friend" makes him feel babyish when he otherwise would not? 

So, I did not suggest it. He expressed no fear and came home very cheerful. He even brought back a cool gadget that has a crank that powers either a light or a siren.

He had received this as a prize for being the most helpful of the new scouts.

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From:princejvstin
Date:April 26th, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC)
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He had received this as a prize for being the most helpful of the new scouts.

Awesome news!
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From:arhyalon
Date:April 26th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
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Even more awesome if you had known this same boy six months ago....back when he could not go anywhere, including Cub Scouts, without an adult accompanying him.

It's amazing.

Edited at 2010-04-26 03:52 pm (UTC)
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From:juliet_winters
Date:April 26th, 2010 02:14 pm (UTC)
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Good stuff! Now that is a meaningful award.
From:xander25
Date:April 26th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
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You guys are the coolest parents in the world. First karate, and now boy scouts? My parents would not let me do boy scouts.
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From:arhyalon
Date:April 26th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
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Both John and the boy's godfather "Uncle Bill" were scouts.
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