As many of you know, I am a leader in a Cub Scout Pack. Today, I was leading our Bear den in a requirement called Bike Right. In preperation, Ryan and I went to Richardson Bike Mart to get inner tubes and a patch kit, as one of the requirements for this activity was to learn to change or patch an inner tube.
We went in our Class A uniforms, as we were going straight to the meeting. Within a minute, two guys asked if they could help us. One struck up a conversation with Ryan and found out that Ryan loves gadgets. Before it was over, Ryan was the proud new owner of a Bontrager Rollbar Multi tool. The man that gave it to him is an Eagle Scout and Ryan had to promise to become an Eagle Scout in order to receive the tool
As we were checking out, the counter guy told Ryan how when he was at IBM, he had to choose between two applicants. One had a degree from an Ivy League school. The other had a degree from a normal school but was an Eagle Scout. The Eagle got the job.
It was cool to see Ryan learn that the time he spends Scouting is not wasted and it was great for me to see that the boys I invest so much time in grow into men of character who pay back to scouting.
And the lesson went really well too. The boys got to learn about bike maintenace and they worked together to get a bike tire up to 90 psi, as none of them weighed over 60 lbs. Then we set up an obstacle course and practiced riding skills and hand signals.
It was a good day.