Truckee Cub Scouts earn Arrow of Light |

Truckee Cub Scouts earn Arrow of Light

Special to the Sun
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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Cub Scout Pack 734 recently honored seven boys in the Arrow of Light Ceremony held April 9, 2013. The Arrow of Light is Cub Scouts highest honor; it also marks the end of the Cub Scout trail and the beginning of Boy Scouts for those who continue in their scouting journey.

The recipients of the award this year include Alan Tester, Zev Barzel, Jacob Forsythe, Braedon Schram, Austin Bullock, Ben Breuch, and Hayden Ruttenburg.

To earn the Arrow of Light Badge, requires dedication and hard work by the Scout, and support from his family, his Den and his Pack. To earn the Arrow of Light Badge, a Scout needs to earn his Webelos badge plus complete badges in five other areas: Mental Skills, Physical Skills, Community, Technology, and Outdoorsmanship.

The Weblos Scouts who earned the Arrow of Light Award have been working toward this goal since they began their Cub Scouts journey in first grade nearly five years ago.

Scouting offers young men an opportunity to gain skills that will benefit them in today’s world. The commitment to community, honor, friendship, and tolerance are values the program imparts at all levels. The Cub Scout motto, “Do your Best” is reflected in each of the young men who have received this honor.