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