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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A calling of service...

I don't know how many of you know this, but I am not only a scout mom, but also a leader. I have an incredible "asst.", who is actually a nonmember (not a member of our church), but is absolutely one of the biggest assets our cub program has. Anyway, we are trying to get all of "our" boys to earn their "Webelos" rank. Tonight we planned a service project. There is an elderly (86 I think) widow in our ward that needed her firewood moved from 1 stacked pile, to another, closer to her door. We had 4 of our 5 boys there with us, we didn't get it all moved, but definitely made a big dent in it. What a neat experience for all of us. She was VERY "meticulous" about what she wanted, how she wanted it done, etc, but that's okay, it's her that will have to deal with it this winter, she's been doing this long enough that she knows what works for her. Our boys worked so hard, they didn't goof off, they worked the entire time, taking turns running the wheelbarrow, unloading, loading, & then stacking. We got pics, but Sonya has them on her camera. This lady was SO beyond thankful for our little guys & the work they did, she just kept telling me how much she appreciated what we did for her & how much this means to her. What an unbelievable feeling I walked away with. It didn't take much work, we weren't there for very long (maybe 45 minutes was all), but wow, we actually made a difference in someone's life.

I was/am so proud of these boys, not only did they work so hard, they had fun too! They even got a kick out of comparing their "war wounds" when it was all over & done with.

Anyway, it was such a great evening, we're doing another service project next week, although, something a little different. We're picking up litter on the butte. I'm sure the boys will make sure we have just as much fun next Wed as we did tonight!

Sometimes, I really love my calling, I am so blessed to be able to work with, teach, & learn from this neat group of boys!

4 comments:

~~Carrie Ann said...

What a great thing you are teaching these boys, Brynn!

mimi said...

That's Awesome Brenda! Your scouts are so lucky to have such wonderful leaders:)

Rick said...

Men love showing off their injuries to one another. It's in our genes!

Midnite Scrapper said...

Awesome post today B! I have to say that I was reading kind of fast and didn't catch the "T" at the end of asst. I thought, "You go girl! Be proud of what you got." LOL Then I wondered what it had to do with the story and read it again. LOL