The first time I ever went bowling was in cub scouts. I had a lot of fun and somehow managed to get the high score with something like 82 points. I think the next summer was when I joined a league. My friend’s dad was in a league on Saturday mornings and so he signed us up for a kids league at the same time. I liked it but I was kind of annoyed that I had to miss a summer of Saturday morning cartoons. At the end of the season there was a banquet with an awards ceremony. I got 1 trophy and 2 plaques out of it. It was really cool at the time but in hindsight I think they were probably just glorified “participation” awards.