Webelos Earn Arrow of Light and Cross Over to Boy Scouts

March 21, 2014

submitted by K. Sullivan

After five years of hard work, five Litchfield boys became Boys Scouts in a ceremony recently held at Litchfield Middle School.  To do this, they had to earn their Arrow of Light by studying and demonstrating their knowledge in many areas including citizenship, outdoorsmanship, sportsmanship, fitness, and communication over many years.  Den Leader Michelle Schmitt guided the boys through all of the steps and presented them their arrows in a beautiful display case created by Co-Den Leader Don Schmitt.  Following the presentation, the boys crossed over to Boy Scouts by walking over a bridge where they were welcomed by Troop 11 Scouts.  The older Scouts helped the boys into their new red neckerchiefs and greeted each individually.  After the ceremony, the whole group had a celebration meal with their families.  It was a special day celebrating hard work and a new step in each of these Scout’s lives.