Toronto Mike

Girls Can Be Beavers


The past two years, my son has been a Beaver.  For the unaware, Beavers are essentially Boy Scouts between the ages of 5 and 7.  Although still eligible to be a Beaver, my boy has decided to move on and do indoor soccer instead.  For the first time since 2006, I didn't have a kid in Scouts Canada.

That's where my daughter comes in.  She's joined Beavers, and last night we had a blast by the Humber River roasting marshmallows over the bonfire.  Yes, girls can be Beavers.

I was a Beaver, and we never had a single girl in the program.  The past two years I've been involved with my son's lodge there wasn't a single girl, either.  My daughter is breaking new ground here, and I couldn't be prouder.

Here's a crappy picture of our fire last night, taken with my crappy Blackberry camera.

Bonfire by the Humber
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