Today, Bear Cub Scout Leader Uncle Tibbs called an important meeting. So I put on my cub scout uniform.
“I called this meeting today because I have some exciting news to share with you, Ajdin,” he said.
I began to feel beary excited.
“There is a new Bear Cub Scout badge that you can earn. It is called the Helping Paw badge.” He showed me what the badge looked like. It was a badge in the shape of a bear!
“Uncle Tibbs, that is a fantastic badge!” I exclaimed. “How do I earn it?”
“The recipient of a Helping Paw badge must show bravery and courage to help someone else. It is not an easy badge to earn,” he said.
“Uncle Tibbs, do you need help with anything?” I asked.
“Hmm… I can’t say that I do, Ajdin.”
“Are you SURE?” I asked again.
“I am okay right now, Ajdin, but thanks for asking.”
I was eager to get this badge, so I decided to ask Ooogie if he needed help.
“Noooooooooo, thaaaaaaaaaaaanks,” he answered.
Then I asked Flops if he needed help.
“I don’t need help… *crunch* ….but thanks for asking…*crunch*,” he said as he munched on a carrot.
I began to feel a little discouraged. I really wanted this special badge. Finally, I asked my mom if she needed help.
It turned out that she did not need help either.
I let out a little sigh. How was I going to earn the Helping Paw badge if no one needed any help?