Our team handled two Arrow of Light Blue & Gold Banquets on the same day, one early in the afternoon, and one later. The later one was a little bit of a scheduling mess as they were told they were needed at four o’clock pm. The team feels like an hour to prepare is necessary so they arrived at 3, only to find out that they aren’t really needed until five thirty, which really turned out to be more like quarter to six.
We know how these things happen, but they can be quite irksome, but the team kept a cheerful attitude and killed some time while waiting for the cubs to be ready for them. There was no complaining, not even from our ceremonies adviser who took a blow to the head from a falling flag (he reads this board). When I see the arrowmen living the obligation, it reminds me that it works, and that OA a worthwhile thing to be a part of. The pack made sure the arrowmen ate well, and forced us adults who were advising to do so as well.
The ceremony was great. The team is so flexible with how they do it, adjusting for the number of guys they can get together, to each pack’s unique way of handling the awards. As a chapter adviser, I really like to see the arrowmen engage with the Cub Scout aged youth, especially the Webelos, it won’t be too long before they’ll be eligible to become arrowmen themselves.