Cub Scouts earn Arrow of Light at annual ceremony

By Matthew Bernat | Mar 11, 2017
Photo by: Matthew Bernat Cub Scout  Braden Coryer smiles after crossing over to Boy Scout Troop 39. Braden, along with four other Cub Scouts, recently earned his Arrow of Light.

With their faces proud and paint covered, five boys received the Arrow of Light, Cub Scouting’s highest honor, at the Pack 39 annual Blue and Gold Banquet.

The boys were welcomed into Boy Scout Troop 39 during a ceremony that celebrated their accomplishments on March 4 in St. Patrick's hall.

“They’re an awesome, hard-working group of kids,” said their Den Leader Chris Moulding. “There’s a lot that goes into earning the Arrow of Light, it’s not given out lightly.”

Moulding’s son, Bryce, was among those honored.

“I’ve been looking forward to this!” said Bryce, who joined Pack 39 as a Tiger, the youngest age group in Scouting. “I can’t wait to get started on my merit badges.”

The Arrow of Light is the only badge earned as a Cub Scout that may be worn on the Boy Scout uniform. Saturday’s ceremony reflected the importance that the Scouts and leaders afford it.

With a candle lighting ceremony, face paint to represent the different values Scouts uphold and the presentation of wood Arrow of Lights for each boy, the night was a celebration of the Scouts’ past and future.

Boy Scouts from Troop 39 welcomed the Cubs into the group after they walked over a small bridge, which represented their “crossing over.”

The Arrow of Light is more difficult to earn than an activity badge or belt loop. To be eligible, a Scout must be active in a Webelos Den for at least six months and have earned the Webelos badge. He must know the requirements of becoming a Boy Scout including the oath, law, slogan and motto.

From left: Cub Scouts Cadence Coburn, Bryce Moulding, Braden Coryer, Robert Alpert and Andrew Forest stand with Den Leader Chris Moulding before the ceremony. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
The Cubs cross over into Troop 39 with their Arrow of Light awards. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Cub Scouts stand with their families during the Blue and Gold Banquet. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
These gifts were given to each Cub who earned their Arrow of Light. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
The Arrow of Light badge is the only Cub Scout award that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Comments (2)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Mar 12, 2017 01:41

Excellent coverage of this special event!  Thanks Matt!  Congratulations Boys!

Posted by: TROLL BY THE SEA | Mar 12, 2017 12:39

What a wonderful accomplishment, congratulations scouts!

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