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.