Bridging to Boy Scouts

Posted by Troop 138 Webmaster on April 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Paramus Cub Scout Pack 245 honors its boys at Blue & Gold

A group of fine young men have just completed the highest honor in Cub Scouting. A group of Webelos (We Be Loyal Scouts) have just earned their Arrow of Light award and transitioned to local Boy Scout Troops--Troop 205 and Troop 138. This time-honored tradition of "crossing over" the bridge from a Cub Scout to a Boy Scout allows them to also symbollically move from boys to young men. Most of these young men have spent the last 5 years together working through many age-appropriate challenges and have advanced from Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos ranks. They have learned citizenship through community service, developed inner strength and pride from their achievements, and developed life long skills such as first aid, knot tying, fire building, and survival skills. Hopefully we also learned a bit about physical fitness and the great outdoors through our Hike-of-the-Month program. They built strong friendships and developed a sense of family as Cub Scout Pack 245 welcomes all siblings and relatives to join in the activities! Maybe most importantly they also had FUN! The Blue and Gold dinner represents a birthday party to celebrate the birth of Scouting just over 100 years ago. It is also a time to join together as a unified Pack family to have fun and celebrate all of the boys achievements. This year we had the Order of the Arrow Indian dancers as entertainment as well as a DJ and the traditional year-end slide show of many of our Pack memories. Having good food, games on the dance floor, laughter with a few mishaps, and even a few tears from those transitioning out of the Pack, it was a day to be remembered for everyone. A huge thank you also goes out to Ed Hill and the Paramus Elk's Club for graciously allowing Pack 245 the dining hall to celebrate our Pack's acheivements. They have continued through the years to be a hub for our community fellowship.

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