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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Boy Scout Council Building in Phoenix

I recently went to the Boy Scout Council building located here in Phoenix. It is actually quite nice. For my regular readers here is a quiz: What style is the building? :)

The interior courtyard with a lovely fountain.

Another view of the courtyard.

The Boy Scout fleur de lys emblem set into the concrete walkway.

The gardeners were there pulling out the summer flowers and replacing them with fall plantings. I am sure this will be quite a lovely spot when they are finished.

Inside I climbed the staircase to the second level and marveled at the Spanish Colonial lighting.

The stained glass was quite lovely.

So, why did I make a journey there? My sweet boy recently became a cub scout. A tiger cub specifically. The wonderful Mr. Decor, with his 12 hour work days and current quest to get his masters degree, is the den leader. I am right there alongside him as he often travels and I may need to lead sometimes. A first order of business we were told to accomplish was create a den flag. I scoured the internet and came up with nothing. So, for those out there in the future who need to create a tiger cub flag here's what I came up with:

Navy cotton twill fabric, orange and white felt cut into various shapes and some time spent at the sewing machine. I decided to create "paws" that the boys could decorate and add their names to with navy fabric paint I purchased at Michael's.

It's not a masterpiece by any means, but the smile below made the time involved worthwhile.


Last week's quote:

"Glorious are the woods in their latest gold and crimson, Yet our full-leaved willows are in the freshest green. Such a kindly autumn, so mercifully dealing With the growths of summer, I never yet have seen." ~ William Cullen Bryant


The Berry's Patch said...


I love cub scouts. My son joined last February as a Wolf and now is a Bear. I just signed up to be a den mother/helper. I have met so many wonderful people in scouts. It's been huge blessing for us. And the boys have so much fun. :-)

Glenda said...

What a beautiful place.

I believe the style is Mission with Mediterranean throw in.


heather said...

I love the architecture of that building, but I do not know what it is called. At least I don't think I do. :)

Excellent work with that banner, too!

And I am so glad that you liked my book recommendations!

Charli and me said...

You did a great job with your flag!I can see you have one happy little boy there. I love the building. Such a pretty style.

Carrie said...

I really enjoyed seeing the photos of this fine building. The details like the window are right on. It's great when organizations have such distinguished quarters...must be nice for their members.
How nice that your design for the banner provided personalization for the cubs.

Shimmy Mom said...

Such a great idea. My oldest just turned 11 and moved up to Boy Scouts. I think I'm going to miss the little cub scout days. Your flag really did turn out so cute.
I can't believe how nice their building is!!! I'd want to walk around all day just looking at. I wouldn't get anything done inside.

Elizabeth said...

Parent-Kid time is great, especially when you are making something together!

Glenda said...

Beautiful building. I think they this Mission style.
Looks like mediterranean thrown in.



well... i think the style is beautiful!!

brocade? maybe? i am not good at things like that :) but i like looking at them!!! ha ha!!!!

your son is adorable! just like his Momma!

Liz said...

You are a GOOD mom! That flag is soooo cute.
My brother was a boy scout growing up about a million years ago and that is the same!

P.S. I am going to say the building is Spainish Colonial??? : )

Jorgelina said...

Hi Laura!!!
It really is very nice.
I like the old buildings, I do agree to the colonial style but more luxurious.
I let you greetings and nice weekend

Realmente es un lugar muy lindo.
Las construcciones antiguas me gustan,me hace acordar al estilo colonial pero mas lujoso.
Te dejo un saludo y lindo fin de semana.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Just wanted to drop by and thank you for weighing in on my latest post. Everyone's thoughts and opinions are very valuable to me.


M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Ooh the memories this brings back. My husband became an Eagle Scout at 15 and both my son's went through the entire Scouting program. The oldest became an Eagle at 18. Just seeing your little guy in his uniform makes me fight back the tears. : ) I know you'll enjoy the entire Scouting experience!!!

Miss Sandy said...

What a cute cub! I well remember the cub scout days of my own son. You have so much fun in store. Love the way the flag turned out!