Sunday, June 3, 2012

Fun Weekend: Scouts, Soccer, School Celebration

This past weekend was a busy, fun, and memorable one!  It started out on Friday night with my son's Graduation/Cross over ceremony to Boy Scouts, and then my husband coached my son's soccer team in a Sand Blast Soccer Tournament all day Saturday and Sunday and then on Sunday evening we had our homeschool end of the year party!  Here's some pictures of our wonderful weekend!

My son received his Arrow of Light and all 20 pins!  This was handmade by the Nelsons, parents of one of our scouts, for each scout that crossed over into Boy Scouts.  T. and S. Nelson did an awesome job!  The Arrow of Light award is the highest award before entering into Boy Scouts and the arrow at the bottom of the plaque is a record of all the awards they earned while in Cub Scouts.

At the end of the ceremony, each scout got in a canoe and went to the other side of the lake where they met up with the leader of the Boy Scout Troop they were entering.   Each Troop leader was asked if they were ready to receive the new scout.  

My son with his good buddy on the right.  Cub Scout leader on far left with their new Boy Scout leader on far right.  

Then on Saturday and Sunday, my husband coached my son and 5 other boys in a Sand Blast soccer tournament at a local beach.  Yes, they play in the sand (hard work!) with socks, 4 vs. 4, (3) 10 minute periods were the length of the games, and lots of other rules.  It was a great weekend and the weather on the beach wasn't too bad, although Sunday did get hot!

My son's team won 1st place in their age division!  "The Avengers" took home the gold! It was hard to tell who had more fun, the boys or my husband and the other Dads that helped coach! :) 

The Avenger Poses! 

Silly Shots! 

Then  on Sunday evening we had our annual homeschool end of year pool party at a family's neighborhood pool.  It was a great evening of food, fun, and fellowship. I didn't take many pictures because after a busy weekend I was ready to relax and visit with the parents (and keep an eye on all the children swimming in the pool!)  

We were blessed to have Fr. Alex, who has worked with our homeschool families this past year, hand out certificates for each child.  We had about 60 people in attendance and everyone had fun swimming!

Lots to be thankful for this past weekend!  

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Patty said...

OH my gosh!!! What a wonderful (and extremely busy) weekend at the Smith house!!!

The canoeing to the other side? That gave me goose bumps. Loved it!

The pics of the Avenger's poses? Too funny!

And your priest helped hand out certificates? Blessings abound!

Hope your Monday was a tad slower for mama's sake :)

Unknown said...

Wow, I can't imagine playing soccer in the sand!!

I love that Avengers pose pic hahah.

Holly said...

My son is working on his Eagle right now. Scouts are such a great organization. It's one of the best things we've done with our son.Now following. I hope you can stop over at my blog and follow if you'd like.

Congrats on earning his arrow of light award. We just witness a ceremony this year in our pack. My son really enjoys his scouting and I like the values it teaches. Great job to your cupcake:)

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