Advancement Defined

From the 2015 Guide to Advancement (2.0.0.0 Section 2): Everything done to advance—to earn ranks and other awards and recognition—is designed to educate or to otherwise expand horizons. Members learn and develop according to a standard. This is the case from the time  a member joins, and then moves through, the programs  of Cub Scouting, …

Cronan Ranch Day Hike

Troop 115 Scouts enjoyed a warm Spring day, hiking at Cronan Ranch Trails Park near Coloma, and learning the local biology from Mrs. Gillies...a Biologist with the State of California. The "vegetation of the park is very representative of the landscape of the Sierra Foothills," and provided numerous examples for the Scouts to learn the plant life in the area.  The …

Pack 31 Bridging

Cub Scout Pack bridging ceremonies mark the end of a boys Cub years, and the start of his experience in Boy Scouts. Most families look forward to bridging with anticipation, understanding this symbolic rite of passage means childhood is being left behind. Their Scouts will soon be challenged to grow as leaders, while developing character, …