In 2020-21 (during Covid) this den began as a combined group of first and second graders. The group bonded under the leadership of Margaret Campbell and Scott Granger who have built it into an enthusiastic and conscientious group of about 8 boys now in either 4th or 5th grade. The den meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening of the month from 6:15 to 7:30 in the MRE Cafeteria beginning September 13th. Newcomers may join at any time during the year – they are never ‘behind.’
Arrow of Light is a shortened year, running only to the Blue and Gold Banquet in the spring, whereupon all the boys complete their Cub Scouting career by literally “crossing over” a ceremonial bridge to join Boy Scout Troop 1 Lancaster. The Crossover Ceremony during the spring Pack Meeting is the capstone of the Cub Scout’s career.
Arrow of Light meetings are built around “Adventures,” or units of learning. In every activity, boys do their best* to earn Adventure-specific Belt Loops which they can proudly add to their uniform belt as they progress towards earning their Wolf Badge at the conclusion of the year.
Arrow of Light Adventures are:
- Building a Better World (Citizenship)
- Outdoorsman (Camping)
- Duty to God in Action (Non-denominational and personal)
- Scouting Adventure (Preparing to be a Boys Scout)
Arrow of Light Scouts also work with their parent(s) or as a Den to complete one elective Adventure chosen from a group of options.
* Do Your Best is the Cub Scout motto and it applies to boys, leaders and parents alike.
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Pack 9 is going back in time to Colonial days!
This spring the Pack will be spending the night at Old Sturbridge Village, with the entire museum and grounds available for exploration and discovery. There are 44 slots available for all participants – signup for this event will be announced in early April. Initially, participation will be limited to Cub Scouts with one parent only. If not all 44 slots are used, siblings and additional adults may join on a first come/first served basis.
Admission for Scouts only is subsidized >50% from maple syrup proceeds.
There will be at least one other group; however, ours will be the largest. There is program in place throughout the event (boys do not just run free) and our group will have its own sleeping area inside the Museum Education building. Air mattresses are recommended as the accommodations are wood floor or industrial carpet.
Visit the Old Sturbridge Village website for more information and FAQs on the “Night in the Museum” program.
Put the date on your Calendar and look out for notification that signup is open in early April!