A few days after Graduation, we had Ian's Eagle Ceremony at the Arobretum where his project was installed. We hoped and prayed the weather would hold this summer morning and it did! Beneath the shade of the trees in a peaceful setting, we gathered to celebrate Ian's climb to Eagle, the highest rank in scouting.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Ian reached the point in his Scouting career to complete his Eagle Project to earn the highest rank in Boy Scouting, Eagle. After much consideration, Ian chose to work with the Chesapeake Arboritum. This homestead estate not only has plant life indiginous of the area, they also have beautiful landscaping for locals to enjoy.
In addition to the lovely landscaping, there are miles of trails with bridges and areas to watch the wildlife around the arboritum. Many scouts have traveled the paths learning about the trees and plant life in Virginia.
Ian raised money and worked with a contractor who volunteered his time to design a kiosk specifically for the Arboretim. Ian also recruited people to help build the kiosk off site and a group of volunteers to install the kiosk as well as volunteers to paint!
|Mr. Ricci explains how the roof of the kiosk will be constructed.|
|Mr. Tracy and Mr. Scott cut the wood for the beams.|
|Mr. Paul and Mr. Joe help nail in the beams|
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Time sure did fly by! One minute he was in Kindergarten and the next thing we knew it, he was preparing to graduate from high school!
Ian practiced wearing his cap and gown around the house until I made him put it up before he damaged it! I did let him wear the cap while he studied..he said it was inspiring....lol whatever.
proud parents of our graduate!!
In April of 2011, Ian along with the rest of the Indian River High School went to New York City to compete in an Music Festival. Indian River placed 2nd in their division! The Mayor of Chesapeake wanted to meet these wonderful musicians. We learned that Mayor Krasnoff had a special place in his heart for Indian River. He used to be a coach there!