Troop 310 Arrow of Light Bridging Ceremony

Webelos II prepare for the bridging ceremony.

It was a busy night for Cub Scout Troop 310 during its annual Blue and Gold ceremony held on Feb. 28 in the Lincoln Elementary School auditorium. The following Webelos II, Cub Scouts from Den 5, Troop 310 completed the requirements for the Arrow of Light Rank: Dylan McLemore, Peter James, Giovanni Mele, Thomas Arellano, Joseph Papaleo, Dominic Horton, Gavin Arntson, Joshua Stone, and Lex Mackey. 

This is a big accomplishment for the Scouts as the Arrow of Light patch is the only Cub Scout patch that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform. 

Proud dad Nicolas James with his boys Peter and Alexander.

The evening started with a barbecue dinner and salad bar followed by the Arrow of Light ceremony led by Den 5 leaders Ken and Lisa McLemore and Cub master Wes Horton. The boys’ accomplishments and favorite outings were mentioned during the ceremony and, when the Arrow of Light ceremony ended, the Cub Scouts began the bridging ceremony, crossing over to become Boy Scouts. They were met by the Boy Scouts of Troop 319 who welcomed them into their Troop as they removed the Cub Scout neckerchiefs and fastened on their new Boy Scout neckerchiefs.

Joseph Papaleo during the Arrow of Light ceremony.

It was a very memorable evening for the boys who had joined Cub Scouts together five years ago and were eager to begin their new adventures together as Boy Scouts.

Submitted by
Nicolas JAMES