The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation
2Samuel 22:47

24 March 2011

Crossing into Boy Scouts

The ceremony celebrating the cross-over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts was amazing.
The Webelos II den presented their last flag ceremony at the beginning of the banquet.
All the cakes for the contest were entered and voted for.
Dad and the boys' Robinson Crusoe cake won! Hooray for graph paper planning. {I think it was one of the decidious trees that won the votes, see the post on Baking a cake with Dad.}

One last Cub Scout group photo.

The boys all had to make an arrow for the Order of the Arrow ceremony. If the arrows aren't perfect, they are broken and the boys are not allowed into the world of Boy Scouts with this high honor. The straight arrow symbolizes straight character in each Scout.

The ceremony begins with drums

Assistants of The Chief Akela

{He actually stared Ryland down at one point. I'm thinking we'll see if he can babysit for us some evening!}

Escorting Braden up front for arrow inspection

Passed inspection, whew! Now to answer the question of his intentions of entering Boy Scouting.

Crossing over from Cubs to Boy Scouts

One final talking- to about the responsibility the title of Boy Scout carries. The boys were all so serious and tense. Have I previously mentioned how much I'd love to have Mr. Chief for a babysitter?

Group shot - so thankful for this group of older Scouts taking the time out to make our Crossing Over ceremony so meaningful.

So proud.


  1. I think I'd like Mr. Chief to do some babysitting too!!! :)
    What a proud moment for all of you!

  2. Scouting is one of the best programs in America. Congratulations to Braden,Grant C. and the other scouts. Thanks to Sean Chance,Scout Leader also,,,,Very proud Granpa Bill