Today was the final Cub Scouts meeting of the school year. Ripley earned many belt loops and patches today for making, growing, outdoorsing and learning about the Japanese culture (like Shinto religion). He was the only one to receive a “BEST” badge for making the best working catapult out of popsicle sticks so that made his day. The Boy Scouts organization has its faults, but is getting better. I appreciate that it’s international but locally relevant and encourages being in nature, learning about a variety of topics and how to be a productive and thoughtful member of society. This pack welcomed Ripley immediately and we are so grateful to the caring family who runs it. I was a Brownie and Girl Guide and Sean was a Boy Scout and we’ve got mad skills! ;) Thank you Far East Council Pack 5 in Tokyo!