​​​Boy Scout Troop 60 will be holding its bi-annual Court of Honor on Monday, September 30 at 7:00pm at the Diablo Vista Middle School (DVMS) Multipurpose Room.  There will be TWO slideshows, one for Troop activities and one for the Philmont adventure that 20 Scouts and Dads accomplished in August.
There are several Scouts who will receive their Eagle Awards during this event, the highest Scout honor in Boy Scouts.   Troop 60’s new Eagles are:
Kabir Singh Gahra, built 2 meditation Benches for Tri-Valley Gurdwara (Sikh temple).
Pranav Sai Kesani, built food lockers for Juniper campground at Mt. Diablo state park.
Starr Sing-Chung Cheng, painted a large map of the US on elementary school playground.
Amogh Maganahalli, built split-rail fence along the creek for Forest Home Farms.

On Wednesday, February 5th I had the honor of attending Cub Scout Pack 995's "Bridging Ceremony" at Hidden Hills Elementary School in San Ramon. A "Bridging Ceremony" are for Cub Scouts who have earned the highest rank in Cubs and/or have aged out and are transitioning into Boy Scouts.  Eight Cub Scouts crossed the bridge into Boy Scouts and were accepted by several Boy Scout Troops in the area. Our Boy Scout Troop 888 picked up two new Scouts from Cub Pack 995. In addition to the "Bridging Ceremony" several Cub Scouts were honored in earning the "Arrow of Light" which is awarded for rank achievement in their Cub Scout career. 

Warmest regards to all Scouts and their achievements,
Alan Scharlach
Scouting Representative
American Legion Danville Post 246

Twice a year, each cub scout pack celebrates the advancement of cubs to Boy Scouts in a Bridging Ceremony. To advance to Boy Scouts, the cubs must earn the right through achievement of various levels of Cub Scouting, the last being the Order of the Arrow and reaching a minimum age requirement.

Last night, I had the honor of attending the Bridging Ceremony for our Cub Scout Pack 995 at the invitation of Peter Tan the committee chair for the Pack. I proudly watch eleven Cub Scouts transition across a bridge to the welcoming hands of five different "Scouting BSA" Troops. Two of the Cub Scouts transitioned to our Boy Scout Troop 888.

It was a well attended ceremony, with Dinner, posting of Colors, and pomp and ceremony to emphasis the importance of the transition from Cub to Boy Scouts. As of February 1st, Boy Scouts of American officially became "Scouting BSA" to allow the inclusion of girls into the Scouting organization. I look forward to attending future Bridging Ceremonies to include our Cub Scout Pack 997 on Friday, February 22, 2019.

Alan Scharlach
Scouting Representative


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