My nephew, Ryan, was chosen as the top explorer for 2009. There were 33 young men and women in phase 3 (the last phase) of the explorer movement that assembled in San Diego for the week. They are from all over the state - though the agency I work for was conspicuously absent - and my Ryan was the top guy. I am so proud. Now, if he would just get off his butt and complete his Sacraments of Initiation I will be pleased.