Webelos bridge to Scouts

Colusa County Cub Scout Pack 5 held a bridging ceremony on Thursday, June 13, at the Will S. Green Park near the county landmark Scout Cabin.

Nearly 60 family members and friends gathered to honor the Webelos as they took the next step in scouting.

The Tiger, Wolf, and Bear dens concluded their scouting year and ranked up in an award ceremony, Troop Leader Kimberly Stocks said.

The Webelos started with an Arrow of Light Ceremony where each scout was reminded symbolically of the importance of character and scouting principles.

“The Arrow of Light is the highest honor a Cub Scout is able to earn,” Stocks said.

During the ceremony, each parent presented a physical arrow they prepared specifically for their own scout to represent the scout’s accomplishments.

Webelos Asher Amsden,  Anthony Anderson, Henry Jewett, Abel Ramirez, and Sawyer Stocks then proceeded to the park where they were met with a challenging rope bridge to cross.

One by one, each successfully crossed the bridge, and were cheered loudly by the younger scouts and guests.

Once across the bridge, the scouts were met by two Troop 5 Eagle Scouts, Spencer Stocks and Sam Stocks. The Webelos Cub Scout neckerchief was then replaced by a Boy Scout neckerchief, symbolizing the arrival of the new Boy Scout member.

Newly minted Troop Master Aaron Anderson congratulated his new troop on their accomplishment, noting their determination, effort, and dedication.

Anderson said he is looking forward to the upcoming year knowing the troop is eager to get started earning new Boy Scout ranks and checking out merit badge opportunities. Troop 5 is attending their first Boy Scout Camp at Camp Lassen located at Butte Meadows this week.

For more information regarding scouting, please contact Anderson or Cub Master Terri Swiggum, tswiggum@sankeyauto.com. The Golden Empire Council, Boy Scouts office is also available. Boy Scouts meet frequently each month.