Cub Scout Pack 423 held its Blue and Gold ceremony April 17 at Bridges of Hope Fellowship. Two members received the highest award that can be earned by Webelos.
Casey Christopher and Samuel Horton received their Arrow of Light, which is given to Cub Scouts who have been active participants in their den and are ready to join a Boy Scout troop.
“We are very proud of Casey and Samuel,” said Michael Horton, Cub Master for Park 423. “They have worked hard and accomplished a lot. In May, they will cross over into Boy Scouts at a ceremony held at Camp Tubb during spring camporee.”
When asked about his time in the program and if he would recommend joining Cub Scouts to other boys, Samuel stated, “I would recommend scouts for anyone who likes to get dirty.”
The following advancements were also presented: Lincoln Talbert and Branson Pedigo advanced to wolves; Benjamin Horton and Briley Pedigo advanced to bears; and Evan Womack, Carl Paris, and Alexander Aramburo advanced to Weblos II.
Other accomplishments recognized: Benjamin Horton received the award for the most camp cards sold. He also received a religious emblem award, which is one of the two awards that can be carried into Boy Scouts. Arrow of Light is the other that carries into Boy Scouts.
Pinewood Derby awards were also presented. For speed, first place went to Carl Paris, second place to Benjamin Horton, and third place to Branson Pedigo. For design, first place went to Casey Christopher, second place to Alexander Aramburo, and third to Briley Pedigo.
Leading a helping hand with the ceremony were assistant cub master Yvonne Christopher, Weblos den leader Wesley Womack, Boy Scout Troop 499 den chief Nathaniel Womack, and Alexis Aramburo.
All Cub Scouts, as well as Nathaniel Womack and Alexis Aramburo, performed a comedy puppet show for those in attendance. Scouts made the puppets at a previous meeting.