Arrow of Light Ceremony, whew!!
Jon D. Lyksett (jlykset@ATL.CALSTATE.EDU)
Fri, 29 May 1992 09:37:52 PDT
First, I've been absent from the list for a number of weeks,
due to the untimely illness and subsequent passing of my
mother-in-law in Idaho. Two trips up from California and
all the attendant emotional drain has kept me from commenting
on some of the issues raised and also from contributing to
threads that I had joined. Thanks to all those in the local
Scouting community for their support.
Now, on to a more happy subject. Thanks to the support of
the parents and other Scouters, my eight Webelos finished
their Arrow of Light requirements and this Wednesday they
were awarded Cubbing highest rank and accepted into our
partner Troop as Scouts!!
What an impressive ceremony!! After the boys put on the
moccasins that they had made (symbolizing their Cub Scouting
career and destined to help them walk a straight path) they
were led along a path illumined by 12 candles, for the points
of the Scout Law. They were led by members of the Order of
the Arrow Ceremonies Team from Topa Topa Lodge and were then
led in the recitation of the Scout Oath. A wonderful story
was then presented by the Arrowmen, detailing the points of
the Law in terms of an Indian brave's life. When this was
complete, they were presented their Troop neckerchieves,
which were draped over their necks by the Arrowmen, while
their parents removed the Webelos neckerchief from underneath.
Then came the red shoulder loops, and finally the presentation
of their Scout Badge.
Thank you, Scouting!!
Congratulations, Sean, Joseph, Elliot, Chip, Jeremy, Shaun,,
Jamal, and Dan. You are my pride and joy!!!
Best wishes to all,
Jon Lyksett, Eagle Scout, Arrow of Light
District Chair, Santa Paula District, Ventura County Council
Former (just) Webelos Den Leader
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City