By Curtis Heisey
On Saturday, March 20th seven boys from Sudbury Pack 60 were awarded the Arrow of Light, Cub Scouts highest honor. To earn the award, the boys had to demonstrate outdoor camping skills, proficiency in emergency preparedness and fitness as well as other Scout skills. The badge also stresses citizenship, how a community works, and being a responsible individual. Cubmaster Scott Melick presided over the ceremony. The boys are in Fifth Grade, and most have chosen to continue in Boy Scouts.
Boys light ceremonial arrows as part of the Arrow of Light ceremony.
Photo by Curtis Heisey.
Over the past year, the 52 Boys in Pack 60 have done a variety of activities to promote responsibility, learning in non-academic ways and just plain fun. Service projects included building Wood Duck houses. Boys also helped to clean up the yard of the Suny United Methodist Church, the sponsoring organization of the Pack. Fun activities included a games night and a trip to Bosse Sports that included recreation on their climbing wall.
Boys show a lot of growth and change over a year, but over the course of their entire Cub Scout duration, the change is remarkable. Boys typically start out Cub Scouts as First Graders and cross over into Boy Scouts in Gifth Grade. It’s phenomenal to see how much a boy grows in just five years, and it is exciting to be a part of that growth as a Cub Scout leader. Cub Scouts promotes self-esteem and helps to provide a compass for responsible behavior. When you see the Tiger Scouts in their first year alongside the graduating Cub Scouts, the difference is apparent. And it seems like such a short time for your son to make that journey.