Arrow of Light Scouts crossover to Boy Scouts at Blue and Gold Banquet


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The new Boy Scouts pose for a picture with Star Wars characters in the Freedom Middle School lobby at the Blue and Gold Banquet on May 4.

Bryson Deal, Editor in Chief

The New Sewickley Pack 444 Arrow of Light Cub Scouts became Boy Scouts at the crossover ceremony on Saturday, May 4 at Freedom Area Middle School.  Ten fifth graders including Charles Brenckle, Jonathan Bruce, Bryson Deal, Artie Evans, Cory Heckman, Richie Kirk, Jack Lehocky, Alex Micon, Jarred Neely, and Dalton Zupanek crossed over. Each of these ten boys were members of Pack 444. They will be continuing their Scout journey into Troop 444 as Boy Scouts.

The ceremony took place at the Freedom Area Middle School in the auditorium during the Blue and Gold Banquet. The Blue and Gold Banquet is when Cub Scouts move up to the next rank.  For Arrow of Light Scouts, they cross over to the Boy Scout Troop from the Cub Scout Pack.

There was a Star Wars theme at the school. There were characters that you could take pictures with.  A variety of space activities were enjoyed, like a planetarium you could watch a space movie in. The evening concluded with Troop 444 leaders welcoming the new Scouts.

“I thought that this Blue and Gold was different than the others in a good way. Our Troop grew, so there were more people involved. It was a great time and it was organized really well.’’ said Charlie Brenkle about the Blue and Gold Banquet. If you are interested in outdoor adventures and skill building then visit the Scout table at Open House in the fall.