The Borough of Hopatcong went all out this week to thank five members of Troup 88 for all of their hard work throughout the town, and to recognize their achievement of earning the Arrow of Light Rank within the Cub Scouts.
The Arrow of Light Award is the highest rank in Cub Scouting. Earning this rank prepares a Webelo Scout to become a Boy Scout. Webelos who have earned the Arrow of Light Award have also completed all requirements to become a Boy Scout. The seven rays of the Arrow of Light represent wisdom, courage, self-control, justice, faith, hope, and love.
Proclamations by the Borough of Hopatcong: Arrow of Light Award:
read the Proclamation and thanked the scouts for their sense of community involvement and concern for others, which makes scouting so important to the Borough. Several members of the Council also took time to thank the Scouts and recognize their hard work to achieve this level.During the February 16, 2021, Hopatcong Council meeting, Mayor Michael Francis
2021 Proclamation Days Named:
- Caleb Grieco Day is February 18th
- Chase Johnson Day is February 19th
- Nicholas Mizzoni Day is February 20th
- Shaun Poland Day is February 21st
- Aiden Young Day is February 22nd
Pack 88 Arrow of Light Ceremony:
February 13, 2021, was the date of the Pack 88 Arrow of Light Ceremony, where they braved the cold to hold the traditional crossing of the bridge from Cub Scouts into Boy Scouts,
“All 5 of these boys have been in Pack 88 since their first rank of Tiger, which is first grade. After 5 years and some of which was during a pandemic, they completed all their requirements, along with earning NOVA awards and their Emergency Preparedness award. On top of all that their community service hours earned them all necessary service awards. They accomplished so many things and it’s a real example of how amazing Scouting is. We are extremely proud that all of them will continue their Scouting journey in our local Troop 88.” Stated Pack 88’s Keri Hanlon.
This Ceremony will mark the passage of the five scouts into the Hopatcong Boy Scout Troop 88, where we know that will continue to thrive and flourish as youth within our community.
Note: Article updated to reflect movement to Boy Scout Troop 88, not 191 as previously published.
Example of Past Accomplishments:
If you are a follower of local news, Pack 88 appears many times each year for their different achievements in helping the town with the Special Sidewalk Chalking our local heroes, Toys for Tots Drives, Town Beautification Projects, Wreath Across America services, assistance at Town Special Everts, and Clean-Up days to name just a few in recent months.
Recent Hopatcong Pack 88 in the News:
- Scout Pack 88 - Facebook Post of Arrow of Light Ceremony,
- Scout Pack 88 – Toys for Tots Drive – Dropoff at Hopatcong Community Center
- Scout Pack 88 Veterans Day – Lawn Coverage of Vet's Home with Flags - $15
- Hopatcong Marketplace Today - 9 to 3 PM - Pack 88 Featured Superheroes
- Hopatcong Pack 88 - Held Car Wash on Saturday to Raise Funds
Looking to Join Pack 88?
I am sure you have seen Pack 88 in our community chalking the walks of our local heroes, doing clean ups, putting up flags and selling popcorn! Scouting is so important especially now! Our program teaches boys (K-4) safety outdoors, helping others, building confidence, and just having a blast! So why not join today? Email email@example.com. Can't wait to hear from you!
Also visit Pack 88 Facebook Page for an overview of the fun activities for this troup.
Editor’s Note: Stay tuned for our article focusing on Cub Scout Pack 194, their community activities and earning their Arrow of Light rank.
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