Cub Scout Pack 17 in Williamsport recently held its annual Blue and Gold Banquet.
The event opened with an invocation conducted by the Rev. Susan Boehl, pastor of Williamsport United Methodist Church on Church Street.
The church is the charter organization for Williamsport’s Cub Scouts (ages 6 to 11), and Boy Scouts (ages 12 to 18).
Cub Scouts received patches and awards, and their den leaders were recognized and thanked.
Scouting is a volunteer organization, so everyone, from the committee members to the parents, contributes to the success of the program.
This year’s special guests were the Potamac Dancers from Venturing Crew 2 in Hagerstown, who demonstrated Native-American dance in traditional regalia.
The banquet concluded with the Cub Scout graduation of three Webelos.
The boys all achieved the Arrow of Light Award, the highest award in Cub Scouting.
The Scouts walked over a symbolic bridge and were received on the other side by Boy Scout Troop 17 to continue their pursuit of Scouting, perhaps even to its highest honor — the rank of Eagle Scout.
Crossing over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts were Christian Auldridge, Jeremy Hill and Joseph Werder.
Thanks were expressed to The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 in Williamsport, which supports the Scouts.
Cub Scouts across the nation come together each February to celebrate the anniversary of Cub Scouting in America.
The celebration gets its name from the Cub Scout colors — blue and gold.
Cub Scout dens converge at the annual event, which provides an opportunity for celebration and recognition.
For more information, call the Pack 17 cubmaster at 301-730-3868.