impressing the young'uns...

Not exactly woodworking, but it involved wood, so it's sort of on-topic...
I'm back early because we're Cub Scouts, and that means we don't have to stay after everybody's tent leaks and all the sleeping bags get wet. :)
Today was Webelos to the Woods. Some of you know what I'm talking about.
So anyway, the Boy Scouts were doing these skill demonstrations for the Webelos, and one of them involved axe and hatchet work. One of the boys in our den arranged to get me hauled into the ring to have at the log (about 10" diameter tulip poplar) with the axe and finish cutting through it.
It was an unfamiliar axe, and frankly it's nuts to chop through a log that big instead of sawing it, but I stepped up to the plate and took a whack at it. In surprisingly little time, I had cleaved it most of the way in two. The boys set up a chant of "Go Mr. McIntyre, go, go, go!!" after I got winded and faltered a bit. (I don't think I'll ever get used to being called "Mr. McIntyre.") I found the strength to keep at it, and finished it off in short order, to raucous cheering.
Afterwards, the boys from our pack took turns lugging that stupid log all the way up through all the switchbacks back to our campsite way up on the hill.
I'm glad I was able to do that well, and make my son proud.
Today was a really good day. :)
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Nothing like a "go for it, DAD!" :-)     j4
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Silvan wrote:

If you're out there leading the little cretins, then you have earned the title. Good on you.
Besides, telling them that "Mr. McIntyre" was your fathers name would probably be lost on them.
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Rico wrote:

Officially I'm a committee member, but I double as a pseudo assistant den leader. Being a truck driver doesn't make it easy, but I do as much as I can. We have to wear a lot of hats in this bunch. Not enough of us to go around.

Mr. McIntyre is my grandfather. My father's name is Dad. :)
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