It's been a very tiring day. It's spring break. I've had a few quiet, relaxing days. Today was back to work - at least in terms of Scouting. I can tell you one thing. It was a very good day for Scouting.
This morning started when I taught three Scouts from Troop 34 in Bridgeport part one of the Communication Merit Badge. It's a great group of Scouts that I've known for a few years. I'm happy to help them on their path to Eagle Scout.
Immediately after the Scouts finished their merit badge class, I departed for some more Scout work with my own Troop. The Scouts in my Troop are finishing up Citizenship in the Community and need to complete eight hours of community service for one local charity. As a group, they chose to help out our local homeless shelter and food pantry - The Gillespie Center's Food Pantry and Community Kitchen as part of the Homes with Hopes.
They cooked beef stew, made corn bread, brownies and a nice garden salad. It was a great teamwork - peeling potatoes, chopping onions, cutting carrots and celery. The Scouts served a wonderful dinner. We even took a group selfie that I am sorely tempted to post online, but had to resist. Instead, you get a photo of the Homes with Hope logo.
That was a big day of Scouting. Look how worn out Wilma is from all the excitement.