Like I said this has been a busy week for us. Last night the Boy participated in one of the greatest ceremonies in all of scouting: The Arrow of Light and Crossover. Last year our cub scout pack parents decided to start our own boy scout troop. This is no small undertaking. starting any new organization from the ground up requires a lot of dedication and hard work. Fortunately we have a lot of dedicated parents who volunteer their time, money and hard work to make sure the boys have a great scouting experience. Our new troop is a great success.


This night was our first real test and judging from the reaction we passed with flying colors. We crossed over six boys from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. This effectively doubled the size of the new Troop. Troop 449 now has twelve Boy Scouts and by this time next year we may have eighteen. That’s fantastic. The Arrow of Light is the highest award in Cub Scouts and is a source of tremendous pride for the boys who have earned it. In scouting you have to earn every award and it often takes a lot of work. But the boys see the payoff in the end. This ceremony was dedicated to them and a celebration of their maturity and determination. As they move up in scouting they will take on more responsibility and help guide the WEBLOS and Cubs that follow them. I am proud of the boy and all of his hard work. *Special thanks to Peach for the video editing. Great Job!   


4 Responses to ARROW OF LIGHT 2011

  1. Kim says:

    My son is a Bear and he does work hard. I think part of what makes it easier for him compared to some of the other cub scouts is the fact that much of his stuff crosses over into his homeschooling and vice-versa.

    Congratulations to your new BOY Scouts. I know you are very proud of them all. 🙂

  2. Rick says:

    Congratulations and keep up the good work.

  3. Dan says:

    I got my Eagle about 10 years ago (wow time flies), and I think it’s great to see your son graduate on up. Even more than that, it’s great to see a group of parents so interested in helping their sons to take the time and embark on something like that. Awesome work. If you ever need a hand, shoot me an e-mail.


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