Another year has come to an end…..within the world of Cub scouts. Now, it’s Summertime Pack Award events! Woot Woot!
Monday was our final Pack meeting and our first Summertime Pack Event. Yes, I held one right after another. It’s how I did it last year, and I suspect it will be again next year. I figure if the boys get hooked right away and end the year right, they could show up for one during the summer.
Our Pack meeting was generally brief and too the point. Finish up with all the awards that have not been handed out, congratulate the parent volunteers and then stun a Den Leader with a District Award…;)
Crossovers and other special occasions, I bring out the Cub Master Hat. This was one special occasion. I needed to signify that as a Pack, we have ended a wonderful year. Learned and did a lot more. My two goals were simple. Provide fun and do more cermony’s. Next year will be more of the same, but different.
I had found “the Legend of Eagle Mountain” a while back. I knew that I wanted to use it in the crossover. I also needed to make a special note to the incoming Webelos II. I found a nice section of an Arrow of Light crossover and edited it.
To the Webelos II. You’ve come to the final fork in the Cub Scout trail. Your choices are to veer off the path or continue up the trail to the next summit in Boy Scouts. The Arrow of Light is a significant achievement on the path to becoming an Eagle Scout. It is recognized as such by the Boy Scouts of America. When you become a Boy Scout, you continue to wear the Arrow of Light on your uniform – it is the only honor from Cub Scouts that is recognized by the Boy Scout troop you join. You are now the Senior Members of Pack 221. Please lead our other Scouts across this bridge and help them crossover to their new ranks with handing out their new books and help change their Scarves.
I needed to make sure that they knew they were special and that they are now role models.
Man, this was alot of fun. Troop 221 came and helped us out. If you would have seen the email’s back and forth between myself and the Scoutmaster, it was funny. It rained last night and this morning. Think Forrest Gump “Big Rain, Little Rain, Sideways Rain”, plus add in the fact that the playground blacktop was worked on on Sunday to get prepped for paving leaving large cracks and some potholes. We never thought it would be BLUE SKY with a Full Moon rising (wait, is that a song?). It was perfect. Guess it helps that the Scoutmaster is a Weatherman! (Gotta keep him on speed dial!)
The great thing is that many of the Boys and the Scoutmaster came from Pack 221 and they did a Bike Rodeo years a go. So, I really didn’t have much to worry about.
I did hear that the energy of the Cub Scouts did overwhelm the Troop a bit. Well, that’s what YOU were like a few years ago…;)
I had not done a Bike Rodeo ever. I wanted one and Troop 221 delivered. It’s all about Fun and the Scouts helped the Scouts do that.
Today was another good day to be a Scout.
Oh, and if you happen to have a Tiger Den Leader who tells you that he’s a “Circus Freak” and a member of a Unicycle Club and owns 6 unicycles…this is what happens to you. He told me, you need a helmet. Gotta set an example! Oh ok…. (Can’t wait to see what Colorado Cub Master can do to TOP THIS!)