Cub Scouts assigned to write about 4th of July


Canyon Lake’s Cub Scout Pack 30, Den 11, invited The Friday Flyer columnist Donna Ritchie to speak at its May meeting on the subject of what it’s like to be a writer. Before the meeting, Donna gave the cubs an assignment to write about what the 4th of July means to them.

Cubs Casey Cash, Dylan Hadley, Braiden Olafson and Leo Andries completed the assignment and shared their stories at the meeting. (Spelling errors have been corrected for this article.) Den Mother Katrin Olafson says, “With this final task completed, the Cubs have moved up a rank from Tiger to Wolf.”

Casey, 7, wrote, “Being free, making your own happiness. Celebration. Having fun with your family, being thankful for what we have.”

“The Fourth of July stands for America’s independence. It means to me that we have the freedom to make our own choices. I like the Fourth of July fireworks. I also like that there is no school,” wrote Dylan.

By Leo Andries Photos by Donna Ritchie

By Leo Andries
Photos by Donna Ritchie

Leo, 7, wrote, “I like 4th of July. I think that we have to care about America and how it was made. I like to wear the red, white and blue on my clothes. I like fireworks that are red, green and huge. The parade with the police and candy are a joy.”


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