Joey was finally awarded his Life Scout rank at a small ceremony last night. Chimo was presented with six merit badges. The troop itself was honored for being the top gatherer of canned good, both as a unit and by individuals.
JZ and his parents on the right; Tidds to the left. Scoutmaster Greg Turbeville stands behind the table.
Chimo gets his merit badges. JZ stands nearby.
Joey and JZ light the ceremonial candles.
Joey pins me with his miniature Life badge. I wear over my pocket the rank of each boy. Not official BSA standard, but what the heck. Notice that Joey is about the same height as I am.