Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Finally!

Several weeks ago, Peter was supposed to attend his Cub Scouts Blue and Gold Banquet.  For those of you not familiar with this banquet, this is when Weblos II bridge up to Boy Scouts from Cub Scouts.

The banquet was supposed to be attended by over 150 people (all levels of Cubs and their families).  And Peter, was going to bridge up with the rest of the Weblos II.  Unfortunately, that was the weekend we had our big ice storm and the power was out at the church where we were going to hold the banquet.

The church is a rather large and active church and we weren't going to be able to reschedule the banquet until the end of April.  Rather than waiting that long, we decided to just have the boys bridge up at a Boy Scout meeting and serve pizza and cake and sodas.

And then, we got snow the night of that.  But finally, last night, we were able to hold the scaled down ceremony.

Instead of being on a large stage in front of a large room full of people, the boys bridged up to Boy Scouts in a small room in front of a small group of Boy Scouts.  But honestly, I don't think any of them minded.  In fact, if you ask me, I think Peter actually preferred it this way. He's not much for being in the spotlight so being in a corner instead of on a stage suited him just fine.

Saluting his old Cub Master as he walks across the bridge (which doesn't show in this photo) from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts.

Once he crossed the bridge, the Boy Scout leader and several Boy Scots were waiting to add his Boy Scout epaulettes and scarf.

Peter was excited to receive his Arrow of Light and plaque.  The Arrow of Light is the highest achievement in Cub Scouts.  

Onward and upward to Eagle Scout!!

5 comments:

Jessica said...

Congratulations! Owen bridged in the fall and we have been loving BSA so much more than Cub Scouts.

Mari said...

Congratulations to Peter! I like the plaque.

Madeline said...

Every guy friend of mine from high school was an Eagle Scout. I have been to a lot of Eagle ceremonies. I am certain Peter will make it and he will be blessed for it!!

Wendy said...

Congratulations Peter! I hate we didn't get to have the Blue & Gold because I would have loved to seen Peter bridge over. I can't believe it will be Ethan's turn next year!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Yippee for Peter. Scouting is such a great organization for boys and girls!!! Has he any thoughts for his Eagle scout project yet?
My cuz Chris did it…..and he also attended West Point---Boy scouts makes great men.