This year's theme of the Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet was Chinese New Year. The boys have to design and decorate a cake on that theme. The mother is only allowed to bake the cake. ALL of the rest is up to the boys and their dad. It is usually a last minute dash to get the cake decorated and to the church on time. It seems year after year as they give awards we always seem to get the "Most Animated" award. This year this cake got the "Best Teamwork" award. With two cub scouts this can be quite a task to just get the boys to agree on the same thing, let alone share a cake entry! The pinewood derby is up for next month, which is another father and sons activity. The excitement here is to help the boys remember to be happy for their brother if they do better than themselves. We have many discussions about being a good sport and reminding them it is supposed to be fun. Last year I think Carson and Logan did very well, but ultimately Carson's car was the faster of the two boys.
At one point we had all three boys in Cub Scouts doing a car, talk about exciting! Now ONLY two doing this stuff! This is our last Feller's Cake Bake and last Pinewood Derby! In September Logan will be going on to 11 year old Scouts and January '09 Carson will be done with Cub Scouts too! It's a good thing Steve is the Scoutmaster! I am not sure how I am going to get three boys to get their Eagle Scout done!