From Cubs to Boys: Scouts ‘cross over’ _lowres

Photo provided by Courtney Day -- Morgan Day, 10, of Zachary Cub Scout Pack 46, attends Copper Mill Elementary and is the son of Courtney and Wayne Day. Morgan is the reporter for his Pack.

Eight Cub Scouts from Pack 46 in Zachary earned the Arrow of Light award on Jan. 17.

The Arrow of Light is the highest rank for a Cub Scout, according to Morgan Day, 10, Pack 46 reporter.

“We had a crossing over ceremony at Avondale Scout Reservation in Clinton,” Day said. “Crossing over means we will move on to Boy Scouts. Most of the Scouts in my pack started in first grade, and we’ve been together the whole time.”

Day said that during the four years that his pack has been meeting, members have met most Tuesdays to work on activities to meet many of the Scouting requirements.

“As Scouts, we get to do things like participate in archery, campouts, summer camp, shooting BB guns and attending ScoutFest every year,” Day said.

ScoutFest is an annual event for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturing, SEA Scouts, Order of the Arrow and Exploring, which are all part of the Istrouma Area Council, Day said.

Zachary Cub Scouts who crossed over to Boy Scouts include Day, Tristan Blalock, Austin Headrick, Kyle Headrick, Reese Hughes, Nicolas LeBlanc, Tristan LeBlanc and Mason Sauls.