Well, Adam has officially joined the high-adventure Boy Scout troop that I raved about a while back, and boy does he love it! Tim and I had a couple of brief periods where we thought he might say “Screw it, I can’t do this!” and want to quit, but what we’re actually hearing are comments like “That was really hard! I can’t wait to go back and do it again next week!” (That particular comment came early in the series of 7+ canoe outings.) He didn’t even waver for more than an evening when one of his best friends decided to drop out. (He’d given it a honest go, but it just wasn’t for him.)
So far, since April, they’ve had seven canoe outings (including two overnights), three parkour outings, five swim nights, four campouts, and one enormous game of capture the flag. He’s keeping busy and learning a lot!