Pulling up Ivy - Cub Scout Service Project
Sunday, June 23, 2013
This morning, my son and I helped his Cub Scout pack with a service project. I was expecting the project to be picking up litter or something, considering their age group, but it turned out that we pulled noxious English Ivy from a forested trail near Lake Lois. We were there to especially pull the ivy that was trying to choke out trees.
It was a day of hard work. I am pretty proud of all the work that the pack and their parents put in. I realized what a great group of boys they really are to give up 3 1/2 hours on a Saturday morning to do community service. I'm not that close to anyone in the pack, as my family is younger and poorer than the others. It made me hopeful that I'm raising my kids well and I don't need to be rich to do it.
I am now sore, bruised, covered in sap and a little sunburned from my morning in the forest.
When I got home, all I wanted was lunch and a nap. My mom called and invited us out for a swim at her community pool. After a hot morning full of hard work, a swim sounded pretty good. The kids and I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening swimming and playing on the trampoline over there. It was nice seeing my family, although I missed out on the nap I was craving.