So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9

Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished! Luke 1:45

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Crossing Over

On Saturday, the Dude officially crossed over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. We no longer belong to the Pack but are now part of a troop. Now he begins his trek to Eagle Scout.

I couldn't keep from smiling throughout the whole thing. Our poor den leader got choked up as he passed out their Arrows of Light even though he's going with us to the new troop. It doesn't sound like a big deal when you start out, but after going through the work he did to earn his, I have to say it is pretty momentous. It's the equivalent, I guess, of a Bar Mitzvah. You know -- the crossing into manhood kind of thing.

Here's the Dude with his Arrow of Light. This is the only 'badge' he earned that will cross over to Boy Scouts with him. To earn it, you have to do all but one or two of the badges that can be earned as a Webelo. Each painted stripe or other mark stands for something in his Cub Scout 'career.'
I'm really proud of my new Boy Scout!

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