On May 2, Boy Scout Troop 233 held a special recognition banquet to honor the nine newest members of the troop who recently crossed over from Cub Scout Pack 233. The scouts were awarded with Cub Scout Career Arrows that were specially-made and individualized to mark each Scout’s achievements as a Cub Scout.

These boys have been in Scouting since 2005 or 2006 (first and second grade) and have succeeded at many accomplishments, including the ranks of Tiger, Bobcat, Wolf, Bear and Webelo. They have also earned special awards such as Leave No Trace, World Conservation, and religious awards. All nine boys ended their Cub Scout careers earning the Arrow of Light, which is the highest award in Cub Scouting and the only Cub Scout patch they can continue to wear on their Boy Scout uniforms.

Also honored at this banquet was 14-year-old Owen Freeman, the son of Tina and Joseph Freeman of Freedom. Freeman was recognized for his service working with the younger Scouts over the course of the past two years. Along with the help of Cub Master Cindy Abbott, he was trained to serve as a den chief.

A den chief is a Scout who assists a den leader during den meetings by preparing activities, organizing games, songs,and outings. Freeman also worked one-on-one with Scouts who needed help mastering certain Scout skills. He is the first Scout from Troop 233 to complete den chief training and earn this prestigious award.