It is an annual tradition for all Cub Scout packs around the nation to celebrate the accomplishments of their boys with an evening named aptly “Blue & Gold” for the official colors of Cub Scouting. The evening includes presenting current year awards including earned achievements and the infamous Pinewood Derby results along with the boys’ promotion to the next rank.
Cub Scout Pack 923, sponsored by Race Brook Elementary PTA with members from Race Brook School as well as Turkey Hill School, observed the year-end event recently with not only their families but with special guests including Orange First Selectman Jim Zeoli, Race Brook Elementary principal Mike Gray and Yankee Council representatives Donna Wesolowski and Kristine Sullivan. During Mr. Gray’s congratulations to the boys, he conveyed the importance that scouting will have in their future lives. “Scouting supports your growth personally, with your family and in your community and I promise you it will carry you through to your adult life as I still remember lessons from my scouting years fondly.” He encouraged each boy to continue with Scouts in addition to their other activities and hobbies. Jim Zeoli additionally expressed he would follow the boys’ progression in scouts and their involvement in our community as well as hoping to see each of them reach the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in The Boy Scouts of America organization.
Pack 923 has extended an invitation to come find out more about their group and its activities. Please contact Marie Pedenski at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about meeting members and its leaders after the Town of Orange’s Memorial Day Parade. Boys who are 7 years of age (or entering first grade) through 5th grade qualify to join at this time. General information about Boy and Cub scouting will be available including summer camp opportunities.