When Jonas was in first grade, he joined Cub Scouts. He was a Tiger Scout that year. I think Scouting is great programming for boys or girls because it allows kids to try many new skills and become good citizens (they don’t even pay me to say that!). Jonas and Jason have been involved in Holy Name’s Pack 50 for five years. Tonight, we took these pictures of his Cub Scout uniform.
He has earned so many patches and badges and special awards over the years. Most notably, he’s completed requirements for his God and Me award, his Leave No Trace award, his Community Service award, his Outdoor Activity award, his Conservation award and his whittling chip.
He has earned 17 belt loops (including ultimate frisbee, roller skating, map and compass, computers, BB gun–ummmm, yes, friends, I see why that’s funny–archery, geology). He has earned nearly 100 patches (including patches for several camp outs, laser tag games, popcorn sales, Christmas parades, Cub Scout olympics, and community service projects).
Tonight, Jonas received the highest honor a Cub Scout can receive: The Arrow of Light.
It was a very nice ceremony and it was great to share it with friends and to see the 9 boys that have been together for five years take this step together.