I love that they did the ceremony down at the duck pond by the bay. And it was such a gorgeous evening for it. Check out the sunset!
Dad came down and helped get pictures as well. Thanks Pop Pop!
Once the sun set completely the Boy Scouts began a solemn ceremony. The Webelos all lined up. The Indians pulled out the Arrows of Light, one by one, and inspected them. If they passed inspection then the boy’s name was called out. He came forward with his parents and was presented his arrow. Then the parents were asked if they relinquished their son to the Indians (er — NO!??) and they boys then walked across the bridge to be welcomed into the Boy Scout Troop.
The Boy Scout in the middle has on a Buffalo Head. Honest. Looks uber creepy here. Ack.
As a side note. When the Indians were inspecting the arrows twice the Chief decided the arrows were not good enough and cracked them. I was pretty sure TJ might have a mild heart attack if he thought he really wasn’t getting in. Afterwards he admitted it kinda freaked him out!
To celebrate the big achievement Tim and I took the kids out to eat for a ginormous stuffed pizza at Papa’s Pizza.
Congratulations TJ. So glad to see you enjoying Scouting! 🙂 We love you!
PS Tim spent about 4 hours making TJ’s Arrow of Light. I am going to frame it and then get a good photograph of it. TJ is SO proud of it. And rightly so!