Taking advantage of the nice weather while it lasts, we did most of the outdoor requirements for the Bear Badge (requirement #16) - stretching, calesthenics, relay races, pushups, and two-man wrestling-type games. I was very proud of ES for not only participating in each of the activities, but also doing more than what was required. He consistently came in last in the relay races, which is to be expected from his gene pool, but he gave each of the exercises 110% and did more than what was required.
After the outdoor activities, we went inside to work on one of the other Bear Badge requirements (#3 I think):
What do you like most about America?
Each boy was given a piece of paper to draw a picture of what they like most about America. ES had a hard time figuring out what to do. I tried to help him out and rattled off a whole list of ideas about what he might like most about America, and his den leader told him it could be a PLACE. Nowhere in my list of suggestions did this come up, but this is what ES drew...
Yep, that's my book-worm. It's become a lot easier to shop with him lately because he just sits in the cart and reads.