Thursday, October 27, 2011
I've played the trumpet throughout almost my whole life. I've joined lots of bands in my life. I've joined Brass Band, Concert Band, Summer Band, Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Orchestra, and Marching Band. Lots of those things were just hard to breathe through the trumpet, because you have to like try not to breathe at a bar line. But I at least played the trumpet so that I could earn the Bugling merit badge. I'm actually a troop bugler in the Boy Scout troop. Everything on the Music and Bugling merit badges have been so much fun, even though it was hard too. Until next time, I will tell you what the next fun badges are.
Posted by Mom of 12 at 9:24 PM
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
|Robert Baden Powell|
This is how I passed if off. I had to like learn about the history of how Boy Scouts became the most popular activity in the entire world. I learned about coolest man in the 19th century who invented the activity. His name was Robert Baden Powell. That was the most exciting thing to learn about how Boy Scouts became so popular. Then I had to learn about other fine men that joined the activity after Baden Powell became the King of Boy Scouts.
Then the last thing I had to do to pass this was to letter to the Scouting Museum back in Texas. It took like a lot of weeks for a respond of a letter back from that museum of what they said of what I told them about me as the Scout Star. This badge was the most fun one ever. Until next time, I will tell you the next badge.
Posted by Mom of 12 at 1:19 AM
Sunday, October 9, 2011
|My own Robot Bug|
All I had to do to earn the badge was to learn about how robots work and I had to build one myself. Building one was not very easy, I had to look at instructions that look kind of confusing to make it look perfect, and then I had to program it. Programming it wasn't easy either. I had to some basic math on how many seconds it can do and change directions on how it can travel by its sensor. Math isn't my favorite subject.
|Math isn't my favorite.|
|Volcano as Dangerous|
|Sewer as Dirty|
|Painting a Car as Dull|
Now there is dull situations that robots can also do. I could tell you that painting cars can be a bit boring, so a robot can do all that work so that no one would have to paint a car by hand.
|Mines as Difficult|
|Robots used in Medicine|
Even though that Robotics was a very hard badge, I still think it was really fun to learn all about their basic technology. Until next time, I would love to tell you what the next fun badge is.
Posted by Mom of 12 at 8:28 PM
Friday, October 7, 2011
There is a merit badge that it was a little fun, but kind of hard. It is called the Water Sports Merit Badge. It's when I learn how to water ski. All my life since I've been watching The Goofy World of Sports, Aquamania, I had always wanted to water ski just like Goofy did. I have a story to tell you about how I accomplished the Water Sports badge. I have a Home Teacher, named Bob who owns a boat. He asked me if I would like to learn how to water ski. And I said I love to. So he took me and some of his family members to Utah Lake and he taught me how to put on bindings from the skis. And then go in the water, and that's where it began. He starts the boat, and I try to hold on tight, but the towrope made me go to much forward and fall right on my face into the water. That's when I realized that water skiing is harder than it looks.
Then with a bunch of working out with Gym Rat, I finally got big muscles on my biceps and triceps. I went boating with Bob again and then tried the skis again. Another try to go well, because I kept going the same time, by letting go of the towrope when the boat is going too fast. So, Bob thought of something else that I could try. He thought I could try the knee board. He has a knee board with a special hook to hook the towrope onto there, while the boat was going, I would adjust myself and when keeping balance, I would pick up the towrope and start knee boarding.I tried that, and it worked really better. I didn't make a fall while balancing on the knee board. I went over wakes and kept hold of the towrope. I thought that was much fun than the skis. Bob thought that wouldn't count for the pass off, but my some of my sisters like Princess, Prima Donna, and Crafty came with me to our Uncle Glen's house who has a boat. We went with him and our cousin, Tyler to Utah Lake, and I tried to water skis, but they still didn't work. I think the problem was that my wrist had Keinbock's disease. Remember what I told you before about Keinbock's? It wasn't much fun. Anyway, I did pass if off with Uncle Glen, I have tried my best to get up on the skis, but we all thought the knee board should count for me. My Mom and Dad thought they could ask the BSA company that they could let Boy Scouts who have Keinbock's could pass off the Water Sports badge, by using only a knee board. Okay, the Water Sports badge was really fun, even though it was hard to get on those skis, but I think the knee board is much fun. Until next time, I will tell you how I passed off some more of those badges.
Posted by Mom of 12 at 9:48 PM
Sunday, October 2, 2011
This is the next badge I passed off, which you may think it's not a merit badge at all, but I have seen the movie called "Up" My siblings really like that movie, it's the most hilarious movie that anyone could ever see.
I have a story to tell you on how I got this badge. There was the house in Herriman that has been built for Utah homes. It was that house that looked exactly like from the movie. We got to go see it. It was so amazing there. We even got to see what was inside the house. The inside was almost exactly like from the movie also. Our ward President was in charge of building these homes in Herriman. We looked all around the house and saw that everything was absolutely from the movie. We checked down in the basement, there was a projector room playing the Up movie. We saw some bedrooms down there that showed Toy Story toys and we went upstairs to the second floor. We saw a bunch of nice looking bedrooms. The master bedroom looked cool and we saw the bathroom inside the master bedroom. It showed a shower with two bits. One shower bit was on the wall, and the other was on the ceiling. That would be a cool one for tall people like me and my brother Gym Rat. Everything at the Up House was cool. If my sister, Drama Queen would ever afford it, she would've bought the Up house, but our President said that the investment is like $40,00,000. That's really an expensive house. But it was really fun to explore the "Up" House. I got that badge. Until next time, I will say what the next badge is. I am "Up" for that.
Posted by Mom of 12 at 10:24 AM