Category Archives: Cub Scouts

January 21, 2014

Davy got to host this months CubScout den meeting. All these boys and their dad’s brought their hammers over and together built pirate ships for the ‘build a project’ activity.

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October 22, 2013

My little Wolf and his friends had a pack meeting tonight.  It was also uniform inspection night…. Aren’t they so cute… 🙂


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September 24, 2013

It’s the first Pack meeting of the new year and Andy and Davy are off to Drum Circle.  This year Davy is a Wolf!Image

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Tampa Bay Water Ski Show

For the last go see of the year, Davy’s Cub Scout Den decided to go and see the Tampa Bay Water Ski team.  Fortunately for us, they are located right here in Oldsmar.  The weather was cloudy and perfect after the scorching day we had.  All of the boys just loved the show!

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April 23, 2013 Dessert Derby

It is one of your favorite times of year as a cub scout…..DESSERT DERBY returns at our next pack meeting on Tuesday, April 23 at 7PM. Each scout is asked to use their baking talents (with adult supervision) to create a unique cake from one of the listed categories. Bring your cake and an empty stomach to the meeting. The cakes will be judged by the cub scouts with a winner in each category, a best of show, and a do it yourself award. The do it yourself award is special because that is the cake, voted on by the boys, that is truly done by the child himself. After the winners have been announced, everyone will get to sample the cakes. The categories are listed below. Have fun choosing and creating your cakes!!!!


Davy picked Scout theme and made a cake very similar to his Pine Box Derby Car.

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Cub Scout Radio Tour

One of the big outings this year for the Tiger Cubs is to tour either a radio station or a tv station.  We were fortunate to have Courtney be able to help us set up the tour.  The boys got to see several different DJ’s working their specific radio channel, talk to Scotty Davis from 93.3, see the Monster Truck and the radio towers, and perform on the guest performance stage.  After the other Cub’s left, Davy and Matty got to head back to Courtney’s desk in the traffic department to see how things are done.  They had a great time!

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What Happened To The Tent??

photo (22)After what was one of the best family days, we crashed into bed around 10:30.  We were all exhausted from the day and couldn’t wait to get some sleep.  Andy and I love camping, we’ve camped all over the US and we have come to find that when sleeping on the ground it is most comfortable for us to open up all of the sleeping bags and spread them out.  We probably had 6 sleeping bags/blankets laid out, 5 pillows, and three fleece blankets for us to layer and curl up under. 

This tent that we were using was a 4-6 man tent.  It wasn’t large, but it wasn’t too small either.  It was 55 degrees, almost a little to chilly, so we each wore our pullover jackets and snuggled down under the blankets.  It was Andy, me, Matty, and Davy.  At 12:45, Matty sits up and starts projectile vomiting across this little tent.  All over himself, me, the blankets, his stuffed animals, pillows, just everything.  Instantly, we all wake up and move out-of-the-way.  So gross.  To top it all off we are in the middle of 100 other tents and it is soooo quiet out.  So, as the stench takes over, I start pushing Andy to get out of the tent and get some towels to help me clean this up.  He opens the tent and trips trying to get out ripping the whole bottom of the tent so now it won’t close.  He stumbles into one of our beach chairs to catch himself and breaks the chair.  Oh my…

I start throwing the nasty stuff out of tent and strip him out of his clothes.  Davy sleeps on his stomach and is just staring at us with big eyes, and little Matty is sitting on Davy’s back in just his pull up trying to stay out-of-the-way.  He was so cold. 

We eventually get the mess cleaned up as best we could, flip around to the other end of tent, and try to go back to sleep.  Somewhere along the way Andy and I start laughing at the absurdity of this situation and we can’t stop.  We are trying to be quiet, so I end up crying I was laughing so hard.

Needless to say, I didn’t get much sleep because every time Matty moved or moaned I thought another round was coming.  Several people asked us why we didn’t just pack up and go home, but it was dark, there were at least 100 tents all around us and we would have made a lot of noise trying to pack, and the car was way down the road in the parking lot.  It just didn’t make any sense.  The next morning Garrett said he heard something, he just thought it was an animal outside his tent.  By 8:15, Andy had the cars loaded and the poor tent was in the garbage can.  This was definitely a moment to remember.  🙂

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Camping at Fort Wilderness

Matty had his second Berkeley interview this morning, so while we went to that Andy loaded up his car and drove Davy out to Fort Wilderness at Disney World to get our camp site set up.  The Cub scouts go on two camping trips a year and this is the second one.  Andy set up our tent next to Garrett and Caiden, let the fun begin!

Our first outing was to the fishing pond.  There was a competition for the boys and a prize for whoever caught the biggest fish, well our boys didn’t catch anything and quickly decided that the pool was where they wanted to be.

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This pool was perfect for the kids.  There was a larger pool with this large slide and then a smaller pool for the littler kids.  After the swim, the boys dried off and we went for a bike ride.  Our first stop was to the front of the campground to see the horses.  Matty loves the horses.  Next, we biked back over to the Meadows swimming pool.  Caiden was in an archery class, so the boys each got a Mickey ice-cream and posted up to watch him.  From the way their faces look, I’d say they liked them :).  From here we biked down to the marina.  Both boys wanted to go on a boat ride, so we hopped onto the shuttle for the Magic Kingdom and went for a ride. photo (4)photo (5)photo (8) photo (9)photo (10) photo (11)photo (13) photo (12)

 When we got back, the boys wanted to play at the playground, so I ran over to Crockett’s Tavern to grab Andy and I a beer. I picked for him one called Napa Smith, an organic IPA, and Andy said that he officially thinks that this is his new favorite beer.  For dinner back at the campground we had Jack Daniels BBQ pork sandwiches, baked beans, corn, apple sauce, and smore’s.

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After dinner we headed over to Chip and Dales Campout.  The boys got to meet Chip and Dale, sing-a-long with the show and afterwards watch Toy Story 2, the movie under the stars.  Right before it ended we walked back down to the marina to get ready to watch the fireworks.  An employee told us to take the dirt path to the right and wander down until the opening that the view of the fireworks was much better than from the dock, and he was right.  We had a perfect, clear view of them.  I loved this moment.  We took the purple bus back to the camp ground and called it a night around 10:30.  It was a perfect family day.  🙂

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