Well......I just needed to brag about my kid a little. As most of you know, my son was born prematurely and also with Cerebral Palsy. As a result of the CP, my son has endured years of therapy, worn glasses since he was an infant,worn braces on his leg almost as long, andhas had as many as 9 surgeries and possibly faces more as he gets older. Despite all he has been through, he is a very determined child. He rarely gives up and trys to be the best that he can at everything he does. Well, 2 years ago he wanted to join Cub Scouts. We left him but were kinda afarid of how he would be treated by the other boys because of being different in there eyes. He ended up with 2 wonderful leaders and many other members of the pack that have grown to love his smile. His nick name among them all is smiley. He has had to deal with a few ignorant boys with just as equally ignorant parents but he has never left that slow down or change his feelings about Cub Scouts. He loves to go and trys to attend as many activities as he can. I am telling you all this, because tonight my son graduated from the Wolf Den into Bears and achieved something that no other Scout in the History of our Pack has ever achieved. He not only graduated but he completed EVERY activity in his entire Wolf Badge book. That allowed him to earn 1 gold and 11 silver silver arrow points. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Heck....as part of the ceremony they all receive there books for the next level of advancement. As soon as he received his book, he was looking through it during the rest of the ceremony. Then as soon as we walked in the front door tonight, the first words out of his mouth were " Mom can we look at my Bear book and see what we can get started on now". I hated to tell him no but since it was already past his bed time and tomorrow was a school day I had to break his heart and say we can do it tomorrow. He went to bed pouting but....... Needless to say, I was one very proud parent tonight. Not only because of what he accomplished but knowing that even though in society's eye's he is different and considered to be partially parilyzed (sp) that if he can accomplish this, that any body can.