MILLBURY, Mass. - Millbury Cub Scout Pack 108 celebrated the annual Blue & Gold banquet last Friday night with many families in attendance. This year's banquet had a wild west theme to match this summer's Cub Scout Day Camp & Webelos Residence Camp themes.
The banquet began with posting of the flags and pledge of allegiance lead by Aiden Bourdeau of the Bear den. Theodore Amsden was awarded the religious emblem square knot for earning his Jewish religious medal, Maccabee. The religious square knot is the only knot that can be worn by Cub Scouts and is more rare for a Scout to earn than the Eagle rank, Boy Scouts highest rank. Theodore then said grace for the potluck dinner.
Following dinner Scouts from all ranks received recognition for their achievements. The Pachachaug Lodge 525 Order of the Arrow sent representatives and performed one of their rituals for the conferral of the Arrow of Light rank, Cub Scouts' highest rank. Those earning the Arrow of Light were Evan Boudreau, Harrison Bourdeau, Nicholas Lazzaro, and Matthew Whalen. These boys will be crossing over to Boy Scout Troop 110 at next month's Pack meeting.
Matthew Burns, Matthew Carey, Bennett Decoteau, Daniel Piselli, and Kyle Willette all earned their Webelos rank patch. For the Bear den, Theodore Amsden, Aiden Bourdeau, Brenden Elder, John Gorman, Michael King, and Rocky Perea earned their rank emblem. Michael Burns, Ryan Gleason, Jake Goyette, Nathan Hunt, Nicholas MacKoul, Seth Moore, Owen Moreira, Adam Moroney, Jaden Palumbo, Brandon Ripsz, and Jacob Thompson all earned their Wolf rank emblem. Joshua Letourneau, Nicholas MacKoul, and Owen Moreira earned their Bobcat rank emblem.
Every Cub Scout brought a western themed cake to be auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Friends of Scouts (FOS) campaign. It was a lively auction with many mouth watering cakes to fight over. Many cakes went for $30 or more with a couple topping $50. At the end, the participant raised over $250 in additional cash to put a cake in the Cubmaster and District Executive's faces.
The Pack has a pool and pizza party coming up next month and are always open to new members. For more information contact Jim Gorman at email@example.com or visit http://sites.google.com/site/pack108millbury.