On Monday, 5/24/2008, Chase "graduated" from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. This was a happy and sad time for me. Chase has been a member of ABS Cub Scout Pack 25 for five years. It is hard to write this post without shedding a tear or two. I am very proud of what Chase and all of the other boys in his den have accomplished.
In first grade, he started out as a Tiger Cub:
That year, he and Kasey won second place in the Fishing Rodeo at Joe Wheeler:
They also placed 2nd at the ABS Pinewood Derby and 4th Place at the District Pinewood Derby. Their car also won "Best Design" at the ABS Pinewood Derby.
In second grade, he was a Wolf and earned his Bobcat Badge:
In third grade he was a Bear Cub.
As a Bear Cub he got to spend the night on the USS Alabama Battleship in Mobile, AL and ride in a helicopter at the Battleship Park:
He and Kasey also won the Father/Son Cake Decorating Contest that year at the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet.
In fourth grade he became a Webelos I Cub Scout. As a Webelos I Scout, he earned the Super Achiever Award for completing the requirements for all 20 Webelos Activity Badges. He earned a Compass Emblem and 3 emblem points. In addition, he earned the religious emblem called the Loving Servant.
Our family earned the BSA Family Award that year:
Kasey and Chase built a pinewood derby car that broke the ABS Track Speed record, won the ABS pinewood derby, and placed 2nd in the District Pinewood Derby:
As a fifth grader, Chase became a Webelos II Cub Scout:
He earned the 50 miler award for hiking 50 miles:
He earned the 2010 Year of Celebration Patch and ribbons (BSA celebrates its 100th Anniversary):
He and Kasey won the father/son cake decorating contest at the Blue and Gold Banquet:
He earned the Joyful Servant Award for completing a 3 month Bible Curriculum for the Cub scout religious emblem:
And he earned Cub Scouting's Highest Level of Achievement called the Arrow of Light:
This is a picture of a blanket we gave Chase with all of the patches he earned over the past five years.
In addition to these patches, Chase earned 17 Academic Belt Loops, 17 Sport Belt Loops, 10 Academic Pins, and 5 Sports pins over the years as a Cub Scout.
Last night, that chapter in scouting came to a close as he bridged over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. He is now a proud member of ABS Troop 21.
The Harbin Family is preparing for the Bridging Ceremony:
The Webelos shoulder loops and neckerchief are removed by Kasey and Mr. Roth:
Chase and his family "bridges over" to join ABS Boy Scout Troop 21:
Chase's cousin, Dalton, welcomes Chase to ABS Troop 21 by placing the Boy Scout neckerchief and shoulder loops on his uniform.
New members are inducted into ABS Troop 21:
A few ducks at Big Springs Park wanted to join the ceremony:
Gary Boyd, leader of ABS Troop 21, welcomes the new Boy Scouts to his troop:
ABS Boy Scout Troop 21
Time to eat!
Dalton and Chase
Kasey and Kimberly
Hunter and Kasey
We are proud of you Chase! We are proud of all of the boys in ABS Troop 21!
Many thanks goes out to Kelly for taking pictures for us! Love you, Aunt Kelly!
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