Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Scouting

This past year, Little Philip began his scouting journey, and this past week moved up to Tiger Scout within his cub scout ranks.  Our son does not like sports, but will begrudgingly participate when we try it from time to time.  His spirit is typically one of obedience so sometimes it is hard for us to figure out what his passions are.  He is passionate about what scouting has added to his life.  As a mother, I am keenly aware of how important it is to take seriously my role as mother to my sweet little boy.  And in order to do that, I have to realize that looking into those beautiful brown eyes is a boy, no longer my baby.  And sooner than I will ever be ready for, that boy is going to be a man.

Oh, how I pray for him to be a man after God's own heart!  I watched him participate in scouts this year and saw the older boys mentor and lead these young boys at various activities and events.  This past week at the Blue and Gold banquet where the boys moved up in  their ranks I watched cub scouts walk the bridge and accept the hand of the young men within their chosen boy scout troops. It reminded me how important it is to surround my son with male friends that will be role models to him as he navigates this broken world.

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

2 comments:

The Moss Family said...

We just found Big Philip's Boy Scout Handbook in George's box of badges. I think Mamie thought it was Uncle George's but it has Philip's name in it. I'll hold onto it for you. Enjoying the blog. Sorry we missed Helen's party!

Melissa and David Miller said...

Scouts were a saving grace for me. I loved every minute of it and learned so much about leadership and teamwork that sports may have taught me, but like Little Philip, I would have rather done anything else.

It only gets more and more fun from here! Enjoy cub scouts and get excited about the adventures of Boy Scouts!