Mark Kuebel was awarded the Arrow of Light Wednesday at the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet held at the Blanco United Methodist Church.
As part of his special ceremony, he was welcomed into the Blanco Troop by Eagle Scouts, Grant Weaver and Jonas Arnosky. The Arrow of Light award is the highest award available to a Cub Scout. It requires the Scout to have earned the Webelos Scout badge and eight activity badges.
In addition to the skill and activity requirements of the preceding ranks, the Arrow of Light requires Scouts to learn the Scout Promise and Scout Law, and visit one meeting and one activity of a Boy Scout troop, in preparation for advancing to the Boy Scouts. Earning the Arrow of Light will help earn many of the requirements for the lower ranks of the Boy Scouts. The Arrow of Light award is the only Cub Scout award that can be worn on a Boy Scout uniform. Congratulations to Mark and his parents.
Cub Scout Pack 497 held their yearly Blue and Gold Banquet February 24 at the Blanco United Methodist Church. After a wonderful meal and a short presentation by Andrew Barton, District Executive for the Capitol Area Council of the Boy Scouts, ten Cubs Scouts received awards they have been working on. The Cubs receiving awards at this Pack Meeting were: Morgan Lockwood, Wade Robinson, Jacob Robinson, Justin Terry, Skylar Wagner, Joshua Neill, (kneeling) Logan Gonzales, Dustin Hart, Julian Pesina, Jacob Boubel. The evening was concluded with a special ceremony for Mark Kuebel, who will be going from Cub Scout to Scout.