Today was a long day, leaving little time for blogging. At the end of this day, filled with many gifts, I’m quite grateful for my first successful field trip with Arrupe Explorers. The group, comprising 21 children grades 6-8, 5 high school volunteers, and four adults traveled to Firefly Mini Golf in Southpark Mall, Strongsville. The kids, rambunctious though they essentially are, were pretty well behaved on all aspects of the trip, including the bus ride, so often the cauldron of instigation. Each of the 5 small groups split off onto different starting holes and played a standard 18. Note that the defining feature of this course is that it is glow in the dark. Pretty cool.
At the end of the day, Tabby and Jaezen landed the lowest scores of the overall group, both coming into the clubhouse at 55, just one stroke over the course par of 54. …Note, this is not including high schoolers or adults… I happened to have the low score overall at 46 🙂 Jaezen had to leave early, giving Tabby the chance to pose with the prized green jacket, mimicking that which the winner of the Masters’ receives.
I’m told by many sources that a good time was had by all. Nice to hear for one’s first time coordinating a field trip.