the georgia boys will be attending merit badge university this year next weekend. they will be taking citizenship of the world and environmental science. both classes are eagle scout merit badges. it will be the two merit badges they need for their next rank advancement to life scout (right now they are star scout); after life scout is eagle. at 14 the georgia boys are doing great, moving right along for them to complete eagle well before their 18th birthday.
in preparation for the two classes next weekend we attended the jewish food festival downtown in forsythe park, an international event that fulfills a difficult requirement - perfect timing. we spent the time around lunch time checking out the jewish food booths, purchased tickets and enjoyed an awesome lunch of sandwiches and strudel. hoosier man and i had corned beef on rye and the georgia boys had smoked pastrami on rye - both were yummo!
we saw several people we knew and stopped to chat with them along the way. and we enjoyed strolling in the park.
i was talking to someone this past week about what boy scouts has afforded our family. we check out events like this. gain another perspective. see more sights. forge more memories worthy of keeping. experience things we would never have done, or do otherwise- most likely. so good.