By Sandy Edie
Family and friends gathered last Tuesday night to celebrate two Cub Scouts who earned the Arrow of Light award and crossed over into the Scouts BSA troop.
Arrow of Light is the highest honor a Cub Scout can earn and the only Cub Scout patch that can be worn on a Boy Scout uniform. Cole Guertin and Tevye Cox have learned and demonstrated basic knowledge and skills such as outdoor cooking, camping, knot tying, duty to God and community, proper handling of pocketknives, and community service, just to name a few.
The Cub Scout Pack graduation ceremony included receiving the special awards and recognition they have earned, certificates of graduation and Arrow of Light, traditional stories of a Cub Scout’s journey, and a personalized story arrow. Story arrows are a marker of ranks and awards cub scouts have earned on their journey to become a Scout BSA.
The ceremony culminated with the two young men crossing over a bridge and being welcomed into the troop by waiting scouts. Cole and Tevye have both spent 6 years in the Cub Scout program and will continue their journey in Scouts BSA to earn scouting’s highest rank and become an Eagle Scout.
Both our pack and troop are looking forward to upcoming events, including preparing for Board of Reviews to earn their next rank, award celebrations in May, Scout Service on Mackinac Island in June, and preparing for summer camp in July.
Some of troop members will also be working at Camp Hiawatha over the summer to help other scouts enjoy a fun camping experience.
For more information, please stop in during a local meeting, call Scout Master Dave at 906-293-3880, or visit www.BeAScout.org