Blue & Gold 2004
For those of you that have never experienced a Blue & Gold dinner with Pack 89, let me tell you, it is one FUN event!
The Blue & Gold event is celebrated all through the BSA organization as the birthday of Scouting. That's reason enough for a party. Many Packs though, 89 included, also take the opportunity to celebrate the rebirth of our Webelos II Scouts into full-fledged Boy Scouts. This is a very proud occasion for these Scouts, and often a tear-filled one for their families. These young men have worked hard for years to complete the Cub Scouting program, and are now ready to advance to the ranks of Boy Scouts.
This year we held our dinner at the Presbyterian Church in Lake Arrowhead. The amount of people that showed up was a bit more than planned, but more tables were hastily set up and decorated just fine. Den 2, our advancing Webelos II gathered in one corner near the front to enjoy a final meal together as Cub Scouts. What an enthusiastic group of young men!
As we all enjoyed foods from around the world, each den having chosen a nationality of food to bring, the men of Den 2 completed the ceremony of crossing the Arrow of Light Bridge (pictured above) to be greeted by the Boy Scouts of Troop 55, the Troop our Scouts chose to join. Having shed their Cub neckerchiefs before crossing, they were assisted with donning their new one. A very proud moment!
Doreen took a moment to recognize each Scout with an achievement award for all they have done. EVERY one of the Scouts in Den 2 earned his Arrow of Light, the highest award possible in the ranks of Cub Scouts. Pictures were taken, dessert was eaten, and everyone had a great time.
Congratulations to the Scouts of Den 2 their Leader, Doreen, and the parents, all of whom worked so hard over the past years.
Good luck in Boy Scouts, and
...DO YOUR BEST!!!