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Nine Webelos are awarded their Arrow of Light award for transitioning from Cub to Boy Scout. Nine Webelos are awarded their Arrow of Light award for transitioning from Cub to Boy Scout.
Cubs cross a bridge symbolizing their transition to a more advanced learning group. Cubs cross a bridge symbolizing their transition to a more advanced learning group.

Cubs begin to grow up

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by Selena Cintron Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Cub Scout Pack 317 celebrated this year’s Blue and Gold banquet at Farmersville ES March 4 to signify the transition of nine young Webelos to the more advanced Boy Scout Troop. The time-honored tradition, during which the Scouts carry a lit candle across a “bridge” and light another candle on the other side, symbolizes a new chapter in their lives and growth in the scouting ranks. Cub Master William Smith presented the Scouts and told an assembly of friends and parents dining together during the event, “For the past five years these boys have been a part of the pack and worked hard and learned the basics of scouting, such as how to tie knots, pitching a tent, and how to use their pocket knives safely. I am proud to say that all of these boys have earned their Arrow of Light Award, which is the highest award in Cub Scouting.”