Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cub Scouts and . . . Boy Scouts

We had our pack meeting last week - actually, the Blue and Gold banquet if you are familiar with that.  It was a good and fun evening.  Here are just a few pictures of my boys:

 Jonas led the flag ceremony.  We thought it was funny how you could hardly see him over the podium . . . :)

 Jonas earned 2 red beads.  He is in the Bear den and is about half way to earning his rank.

 Miles has pretty much finished up his cub scouting.  He earned his Arrow of Light - the highest award you can earn in Cub Scouts.  This was a little presentation for him - nothing grand at all, but he did get his patch.  Yay Miles.

 The next evening we attended a "crossing-over" ceremony.  Crossing over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts (hence Miles taking off his Cub shirt and wearing the Boy Scout shirt).  Miles will be joining the other ward since we have no 11-year olds in our ward.  Plus, the 11-year old leaders are fabulous and so I am super excited for Miles.  He is finally going to be free of his mom and will get to go on some pretty great adventures it sounds like.

That man is Brother Daren Boyd - the 11-year old scoutmaster.  He serves with his wife.  They are great and super in to scouting and very knowledgeable about the scouting program.  He made Miles a pretty cool Arrow of Light neckerchief slide.

This will be the first time in a long time I have not had my boys with me in my den.  I'm over the Webelos and Miles will be leaving and Jonas won't be there until December.

I think our boys really have enjoyed their scouting experiences!

1 comment:

erinmalia said...

i had so many problems with this post! first, i thought jonas was hiding behind the podium, not just standing. then i read that miles earned two "red BEARDS." i was confused. :) then i finally understanding. hooray for miles' freedom! (and yours.)