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March 4, 2014 > Newark Cub Scouts achieve Arrow of Light and high honors

Newark Cub Scouts achieve Arrow of Light and high honors

Submitted By Theresa Grushkin

Cub Scout Pack 441 in Newark celebrated the Arrow of Light and Bridging ceremonies of six Newark Cub Scouts on February 19, 2014. Each boy completed their Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouts, earned by Webelos Scouts, that have been active participants in their den and are ready to join a Boy Scout troop. Many of the requirements for the Arrow of Light are intended to familiarize the scout with a local troop and show him the next step in scouting. A scout that earns his Arrow of Light patch has also completed nearly all the requirements to earn the Scout badge in the troop so he has already begun his Boy Scout trail.

Each boy also completed all twenty of the achievement pins and earned the ÒHeavy ShoulderÓ award. This patch is presented to Webelos who have earned every activity pin that there is to earn! We call it the Heavy Shoulder Award, because with all those pins on their colors, their shoulders sag! This is not a commonly achieved award and the Pack is very proud of their achievements and motivation.

In addition to these honors, each of the boys also bridged to Boy Scouts. Congratulations go to Alex Klein, Henry Bensco, and Zane Vincent who bridged into Boy Scout Troop 176; Noah Grushkin who bridged into Boy Scout Troop 269; and Daniel Hall and Douglas Fry who bridged into Boy Scout Troop 273.

If you are interested in Cub Scouts, please visit a meeting. We have Pack meetings every third Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, 35660 Cedar Blvd. in Newark. Our individual dens meet at different times during the month. Feel free to contact Cubmaster Rick Bensco at for more information.

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