February 22, 2013

Trail to the Arrow

Our Cub Scout Pack 1476 recently held its annual Blue and Gold Banquet.  It was a night of significant advancement for both Brevin and Spencer so we were grateful that Grandma and Grandpa Park were able to attend as well.

The evening began with a flag ceremony led by Spencer.  Brevin had the honor of being a member of the color-guard and carried our nation's flag.

One of the first items on the agenda for the evening was the dinner.

After the completion of the meal, awards were presented.  Spencer earned the rank of Wolf and was presented with a patch and parent pin that he could give to me.  As you can see, he takes Scouting very seriously.

Brevin was one of seven boys who completed the requirements for Cub Scouting's highest honor, the Arrow of Light.  I commend the fine efforts of his amazing Webelos leaders, Paul Kelley and Tyler Voorhies, for their role in such a remarkable accomplishment.  They have done so much to help the boys along the way.

We then viewed a video slideshow with images from last year's activities along with a tribute to the boys who earned their Arrow of Light.

Following the conclusion of the meeting, Jason and I gave Brevin a shadow box containing all of his patches, belt loops, pins, and awards he had earned during the past two and a half years of Cub Scouts.  Now he has a place to display them all, along with his arrow.  (He'll just have to settle for a "naked" uniform for the last few months he will still be in Webelos.)

But even with all the pomp and circumstance of the evening's award ceremonies, all the boys really wanted to do was put the chairs away so they could shoot some hoops.

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