Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tree Planting

Today was tree planting day with William's Beaver Troupe (lodge?) . After a little bit of grumbling over the gloves being too big, all of the boys got to work and together we planted 600 trees this morning!! I have to say, I am rather proud of us all.

It is wonderful to see the boys getting together with a leader who has the expectation that not only will they work hard, but that they are capable of doing a good job. Any child who had the inclination to get a little whiny (not mine, of course!) seemed to get over it very quickly. They were handed gloves, a shovel and a few trees, and everyone got to work. Two hours later, tired and hot, we all looked over our work and felt wonderful. The leader (I am not up to date enough to know what his title is) says a serious "good work, boys - I'm proud of you all" and 20 boys break out in ear-to-ear grins. Quite an accomplishment for a group of 6 years old boys and a handful of inexperienced parents!

Happy Earth Week!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like lots of fun - thanks for sharing! Happy weekend.