Thursday, May 21, 2009
Last month when I was at DI I found these trophies for $1.50 each. There were tons of trophies to choose from, but I chose these because they were blue and gold and would be perfect for cub scouts. My DH is the Cub Scout Master, so I am always keeping an eye out for scout related items. I knew that we had the Rain Gutter Regatta coming up and these trophies would be perfect. Official Cub Scout trophies are expensive just like scout shirts are. While at DI I also picked up 3 cub scout shirts for $8 each. These cost around $25 at the scout office and I thought they would be great for new cub scouts coming into our pack.
When my DH saw these trophies he thought they were ridiculously big. I had actually bought the smaller of the trophies and I was thinking how excited a young boy would be to win such a large trophy. I did think for a moment about how the mother would feel about storing such a large trophy, but my son never wins these races so I knew it wouldn't be my problem.
Last night we put the trophies together and made them much smaller. We have enough leftover parts to make several more trophies for the future. My DH made some labels for the trophies and I used my xyron machine to turn them into stickers. I think they turned out pretty official looking.