Monday, March 11, 2013

Blue and Gold Banquet


Our family got to enjoy our first Blue and Gold Banquet for Cub Scouts. It is a special time of recognition for each cub scout's achievements and crossing over into a new den. We enjoyed a slide show of all of the High Adventure activities the boys and their families shared throughout the year. Moe's provided us a delicious meal by catering the event. After our Cubmaster then opened the evening's ceremony, each den leader took the stage to award each scout individually for his own accomplishments. Parents escorted their scout to the stage to receive their awards. The Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos each earned badges, belt loops, beads, arrow points and even the arrow of light, the cub scouts' highest honor. The boys were full of life and energy throughout the night, with good reason. They should all be proud of their hard work.

 Because Marcus is the Wolf den leader, Eli courageously made his way to the stage alone. No fear!

 Eli and Dad during the crossover ceremony.

Eli and his best friend, Tesfaye after the banquet. 
They are both in the same den, but Eli was excited to wear his new Bear neckerchief.
Can't blame him!

Eli joined scouts mid-year in 2011, just a few months before this banquet. We elected not to attend since Eli had not completed his Tiger (first year) requirements in order to receive his badge. He did however work very hard during the rest of the year and part of the summer to complete his Tiger book and receive his Bobcat badge and Tiger badge. This year he was able to begin the year with his den and complete all of the activities with his buddies. The Wolf den is a tight knit group of boys. It is wonderful to watch these friendships grow. We value scouting because of the skills and self confidence that are cultivated in these boys, while instilling biblical values needed to face this world. Marcus and I have even made a few friends! 

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