Swimming on a Cold Day – Day 71
By Renee Bodkin
Once in a while, I have a great brainstorm. This evening’s “den meeting” night was a result of that. Today is St. Patrick’s Day. Some people have family traditions so I thought that having Cub Scout den meetings might be a futile attempt with low attendance so I decided to cancel den meetings and meet at NFHS for “Family Swim” instead. It’s been a LONG, LONG winter. It’s been cold and snowy. Really, really cold and really, really snowy. So being active and getting the kids out and active is a challenge. This was a great opportunity for the boys’ whose families didn’t have any St Patty’s plans to go swimming! Not to mention, Mr Charlie — my dad and the Cubmaster for our pack — had surgery on his foot/ankle so I knew we’d be down one leader as well. (Sidenote: The surgery went fine and he’s home recovering).
We only had 8 boys come and swim. But… that is okay! That was the point of it. And the boys who swam had a great time!! They swam and laughed and jumped and swam some more!! I believe they all probably went home tired from over an hour of fun! That is what being a kid and being part of a group is all about!
And for that… I am grateful!!