Troop 3385 advances three members to Boy Scouts

Cub Scout Troop 3385 held its annual “Arrow of Light” bridging ceremony on Feb. 15 at Bath United Church of Christ, during which four Cub Scouts moved up to become Boy Scouts.

Sixty Scouts and 80 family members were present to recognize the achievements and hard work of Isaac Bibro, Atticus Farone, Grant Fenner and Simon Noland. During the ceremony, the four young men crossed a bridge on stage and Troop 385 Boy Scouts and their Scoutmaster Eric Matheny welcomed them as new Boy Scouts.

Each rank in Cub Scouts has a set of required activities that the Scouts must complete individually and as a group to advance to the next rank. These activities include camping, hiking and community service.

The ranks begin with “Lion” in kindergarten and progress each year to “Tiger,” “Wolf,” “Bear,” “Webelos” and Arrow of Light, which corresponds to fifth grade. The four boys who made the transition to Boy Scout have been together since their Lion year.

Den Leader Chris Bibro coordinated the event. He acknowledged the hard work and dedication of his den and thanked his wife Johanna and other Scout parents for their help.

Pack 3385 Cub Master Brian Smith distributed 365 earned accomplishments and merit awards individually to the other Cub Scouts in attendance.

The ceremony concluded with Scouts sharing their favorite experiences on stage, which included the pine wood derby, learning how to use woods tools, carving using a pocket knife, camping, summiting Mt. Baldy in New Mexico, archery and a haunted hay ride adventure. ∞

Boy Scouts from Troop 385 welcome the four newest Scouts after they cross the bridge. Photo submitted.

Photo (main/above): Scouts (l-r) Grant Fenner, Atticus Farone, Isaac Bibro and Simon Noland became Boy Scouts at an “Arrow of Light”ceremony. Photos submitted.