When Elijah was six years old he was invited by a friend to be part of their cub scout pack.
We had NO IDEA what scouting involved.
But I dutifully went out and bought Elijah his cute little Tiger Cub outfit and we entered the world of scouting. (Sadly, I can't find a picture of him in his uniform!!)
I'll be honest - Neither Rob nor I were terribly sold on the whole program. It wasn't our cup of tea. But Elijah loved it. From the first day as a cute little Tiger Cub he loved it. He decided from early on that he was staying in scouting until he earned his Eagle. We were a bit surprised but we were not going to stop our son from doing what he loved. So we supported him. And he has thrived. Scouting has been good for Elijah. He is one of those kids who wants to do EVERYTHING they offer. And believe me, he has done just about everything.
Right now, Elijah is only a few weeks away from earning his LIFE SCOUT which is the badge you earn right before you go for EAGLE. I'm proud of my son. His accomplishments were NOT because we pushed him. He has been completely self-motivated in scouts and I am proud of how far he has come.
To be honest - now that Elijah is almost to Eagle - we were kind of happy to be almost done with the whole scouting process.... BUT...After much discussion and realizing that our youngest would most likely love it as much as his big brother.....
WE ARE STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN....
Yep - We have a Tiger in the house!
That makes TWO SCOUTS under the same roof!!
YEP - Two HANDSOME Scouts!!
Two Handsome scouts who are now selling Popcorn!!
It is actually really good popcorn. We eat it all year round. We buy both the Microwave and also the popping kernels. I have a Whirly Pop Popcorn maker and the combination of the popcorn maker and the Boy Scout kernels makes for some amazingly good popcorn. (Of course butter and salt help too!!)
And For Elijah - The way his Scout Troop is set up - He gets to keep a portion of his sales in his own scout account.
That saves me hundreds and hundreds of dollars every year. Last year his Scouting cost well over 800.00 and I only had to fork out about 200.00 of that. I'm VERY GRATEFUL that his scout troop allows the boys to keep a portion of their fundraiser to cover their scouting costs!!!
So if you LOVE popcorn and would like to help my two Handsome boys out.....
Click HERE and you can get yourself some delicious Boy Scout Popcorn.
The really cool thing - It will be delivered RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR!!
My Two Scouts Thank You!!
P.S. - If you don't like popcorn - never fear.... If you CLICK THIS LINK - you can make a MILITARY DONATION and the popcorn will be shipped to the men and women in our U.S. military.