Tonight is Nathan's "swim-up" ceremony where he officially graduates from Beavers to Cubs.
It's a little strange to realize he's put in 3 years already. He's done a lot of fun and impressive things with his Beaver troupe. They've helped out at the food bank, they've visited local theatres, fire stations, police stations, retirement homes. They've learned about race cars, bottle rockets, cardboard construction techniques. They've learned jokes and skits and Nathan has actually participated in all of it.
I hope he's learning that he doesn't need to shy away from new things or worry about making mistakes. I hope he's learning that part of the fun is learning with other people.
It's been a lot of work but, in the end, it's worth it.