On June 7, families gathered at La Casita in Claremont to honor Scouts’ achievements. The troop has gotten really big with now three patrols, and so there were a lot of people there.
First, the Wolverine patrol set up chairs and other various items for the occasion. Then, David gave the invocation for our dinner. Dinner was provided by The Taco Man and sponsored by Assistant Scout Master Alejandro Segura-Mora.
After dinner, the Bulldog patrol did a flag ceremony, followed by presentations of rank.
Earning Scout rank were: Coen, Roman, Dylan, Kai and Alberto.
Earning Tenderfoot were: Elliott, Owen and Zachary T.
Earning First Class were: Aidan, Cameron, Trent, Phillip, Will, Ben and Charlie.
After these ranks, Scout Master Jim Martin made some announcements and other presentations, including applauding the latest Eagles, Jack and Cole, who will be officially awarded their rank soon. The unit also was awarded the Gold Unit Award for 2015. Each Scout got a patch to wear on his shirt sleeve.
Next, the adult leadership presented merit badges. Finally, Cole handed out the Star rank to Jackson, Zachary M. and Jude. These boys only have two ranks left before earning their Eagle rank.
After the presentations, we had dessert and cleaned up. It was amazing to see so many Scouts earn ranks at this time of year, before we’ve even gone to summer camp.