Wednesday, June 06, 2007

ARROW of LIGHT

Last night was a big night for Zachary. He has been a cub scout since he turned eight years old. And now that he has turned 11 years old he has progressed from a CUB SCOUT to a BOY SCOUT. In the cub scout organization once the 1o year old scout completes certain certain achievements he can receive his ARROW of LIGHT.

Zack and his friend Bradin both turn 11 this month, so their Arrow of Light ceremony was last night. The theme was Indiana Jones. Our friend, Ryan, dressed up and Indy and entered the room as the theme song played. He had both boys come to the front and had them open clues that would lead them to some feathers of different colors. Indy asked the boys what their favorite badges were that they had earned as Webelos that year. Zack's favorite was his NATURALIST pin because he, "likes studying bugs and nature". Each color represented different character traits.

ORANGE.....courage
YELLOW.....wisdom
RED........love
WHITE......faith
GREEN......self-control
PURPLE.....justice
BLUE.......hope

Then it was discussed that these are the character traits that all scouts should have. Once they read of the meaning of each feather, the WEBELOS leader, who happened to be Steve, and the primary president, Stacey; stood and talked about each boy. I was so proud of Zachary as I heard the things that were said about him. Steve talked about how cub scouts isn't so much about camping ad building fires, but about building good character traits, which both boys have done and have shown their character by working so diligently on achieving their Arrows of Light. and Once the kind words were concluded, Indy tried to find the arrows. The whole skit was quite entertaining.

My favorite part of the ceremony was having Zack pin the mother's pin on me. I came to the pack meeting with all of the pins that Zack has pinned on me since he became a cub scout. Kind of corny...I just couldn't help myself. Then, he had to give me a kiss on the cheek. Can you believe that Zack is 11 years old. He is becoming such a young man.

2 comments:

veets said...

Congrats to Zack!!

Shawna said...

Way cool! Troy should have his in about 5 months, if I can force him into it!!!
Congratulations Zack!