Five local Cub Scouts have earned the Arrow of Light, Cub Scouting's highest honor. The Cub Scouts are members of Modesto's Pack 14, which recently held its annual Blue and Gold Dinner at the Commemorative Air Force Museum at the Modesto Airport. Earning this rank prepares a Webelos Scout to become a Boy Scout, by practicing outdoor skills, getting physically fit and learning about citizenship and leadership. Webelos Scouts who have earned the Arrow of Light Award have also completed all requirements for the Boy Scout badge. Back row, from left, are Riley Smigelski and Christian Rosario. Front row, from left, are Justin Anderson, Michael Cummins and Jakob Knoll.
Members of Troop 3349 from Modesto celebrated their final summer as Brownies on a wonderful trip to Santa Cruz. The 12 girls spent time at the Boardwalk, explored Natural Bridges State Park and finished off with a tour at Winchester Mystery House. They bridged from Brownies to Junior Girl Scouts in September. Pictured at the bridging ceremony, from left: Madison Boyatt, Alyson Jackson-Parra, Lauren Savage, Meranda Garcia, Alexus Jones, Rachel Arrouzet, Sarah Brooks, Julia Charles, Bryanna Wilson, Kaleigh Nipper and Natalie Rake.
Gustine Girl Scout Troops 3420, 3193 and 3773 were recently honored at a luncheon by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Seated, from left: co-leader Rebecca Frausto (holding daughter Madori), leader Marti Brewer, Senior Vice President District 13 VFW Auxiliary and Youth Chairman Kaye Wengert, Ysenia Palomino, Chelsey Marquez, Jeanette Gomes, Genna Andrade, Eva Taylor and Jamie Frausto. Standing, from left: Gustine VFW Auxiliary President Judi Quinn, Sarah Brown, Deanna Wood, Viviana Ramos, Shauna Lyman and Kyndell Peep.