Years ago my husband gave our boys an option: play sports or be in Boy Scouts. At the time they chose Boy Scouts. This was much fun with a lot of life lessons learned. Our two oldest boys obtained Eagle, the highest rank you can achieve in the Boy Scouts of America. (I will post more on this in the very near future as we are in the midst of planning their court of honor). Unfortunately, this organization succumbed to the bullying of a minority and tore down the walls of morals by allowing openly gay boys into the Scouts where an oath is made to be "morally straight", thus we felt it an absolute must to disband our troop and therefore leave scouting behind.....
With the disappointment of losing out on the scouting opportunities, we decided to allow our boys to play sports. Craig heard of a local rugby team that needed some players. It turns out rugby is a great game that uses players of all shapes and sizes! Our team has players from 14 - 19. Nathanael was allowed to join as his 14th birthday is coming up soon. The boys are enjoying the game immensely! It is tough, not for the faint of heart. There is no room for sissies!!! There are bumper stickers that read, "give blood, play rugby!"
Samuel, Daniel, and Nathanael have learned much and I am so proud of my boys! The team is filled with beginners but they are really starting to get it. There have been two games already, the first was with last year's champs and our guys lost in points, but gained much needed knowledge on how to play as a team and listen to the coach. The next game they won...20-8!! Of course they plan on winning many more in the weeks to come!
And what would sports games be without cheerleaders?! Well, it just so happens that our team, the Kitsap Renegades, have the absolute CUTEST cheerleaders EVER!!! Selah especially LOVES "rubby!" You can find her on the sidelines yelling, "Go Renegades!" These little ones have been real troopers as it has not only rained, but has poured both games! They still keep their spirits up and cheer away.