When I read Rachel's post I could relate to her mixed feelings about scouting. It has definitely been time-consuming, especially since I've been a den leader for both Robbie and Joey. I hate sewing on badges, and wonder about some of the awards (did you know there's a belt loop for video games now?!) But the boys enjoy it, and I am proud of them. At tonight's Court of Honor, Robbie earned his scholarship, swimming, dog care, pets and communications merit badges, as well as his Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class rank advancements. I really appreciate his scout leaders, and special thanks to Shawn for helping him with the maps, compass, orienteering and knife/saw/ax care requirements.