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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Devin's Bridging Over Ceremony / Arrow of Light

Devin is no longer a Cub Scout. We had the pleasure of joining him at his Bridging Ceremony. Cub Scouts have the opportunity to move up in rank during their years in scouting. The Arrow of Light Award is the highest rank in Cub Scouting. A Webelos Scout should set his sights on it early. It's tougher to earn than the Webelos badge.
This is a photo of the boys in Pack 186 who have earned the Arrow of Light.
By the time he has earned the Arrow of Light Award, he will have learned many things about a lot of subjects - and a lot about Boy Scouting. He will be ready to join a Boy Scout troop! The Arrow of Light award is the only Cub Scout award that can be worn on a Boy Scout uniform.

The boys who have earned the Arrow of Light are presented with a shadow box with things from their Cub Scouting years.

The boys who will be going on to Boy Scouts go through a Bridging Ceremony where they leave Cub Scouts and become a Boy Scout. Once a boy is a Webelo Scout, the highest rank in Cub Scouting, they wear a brown shirt with black epaulets on the shoulders. Once they decide to join a Boy Scout Troop, a member of the new Troop removes the black shoulders and puts on red epaulets signifying Boy Scouts.

Logan is already a member of Boy Scout Troop 420. Logan also earned his Arrow of Light last year. What was so cool was that Logan greeted Devin into the Troop and placed Devin's red epaulets on his shoulders.

What is a ceremony if it doesn't include cake?


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