Just over a year ago, the Cub Scouts of Happy Camp were revived! This year, the time for the annual Blue and Gold Banquet has come and the boys had a lot of accomplishments, good times and fun to look back on.
They’ve hiked and done community service. They’ve served breakfast to hundreds of bikers. Camped and learned archery and riflery and sang songs at the top of their lungs. There is no one that can sing like an energetic pack of Cub Scouts! The Webelos, Den 5 under the den leaders Louie Tiraterra, Jr. and his sister Eileen, with help from Lucille Tiraterra also have prepared themselves to become Boy Scouts.
That is just what happened at the Blue and Gold banquet last Friday. They became Boy Scouts of Patrol 2 of Troop 52. Carol Sharp who is Scoutmaster for the Patrol 1 Boy Scouts, and her Troop welcomed the boys across the bridge to the Boy Scout campfire where each boy received a neckerchief of their new rank. Kyle Stockton, Christopher Riehm, Pihnuftuff Ellston, James Simmons were the Boy Scouts. Barrett Harrison, Alex Garcia, Casey Tiraterra, and Jacob Gonzales were the Webelos of Den 5 bridging to Boy Scouts.
The delicious chicken for dinner was generously donated by Parry’s Market. The Happy Camp Elementary opened the kitchen for Ginny Bunnell to cook the chicken in their ovens for the banquet. Christina Kelley and Dan Stewart led the Wolves of Den 2 in singing just before the meal. Wolves also won the award for having the best-decorated table which they had done in an Aloha theme as they’ve been practicing the Hula and playing Hawaiian games for the month of February.
Andy Tripp of Crater Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America joined the group for the Banquet and shared a few minutes of Friends of Scouting. The Pack and Troop each got a ribbon for their flag also. From Crater Lake Council.
Danielle Cruz-Riehm gave boys, Michael Riehm and Frank Davis from the Tigers Den, Sam Davis and Jeffrey Kawyer from the Wolves and Jacob Gonzales of the Webelos their award for participating in Snowcapades. These boys went to Lake of the Woods to the Cub Scout camp on a recent Saturday where they played in the snow. The Tigers also received a lot of awards; Michael Riehm, Frank Davis and Chaance Rasmussen made maps of the community and have been watching the stars too.
Tina Kelley presented Carl Mayton and Silas Yoshomoto with awards for achievements they have earned and Erica Kawyer presented boys with additional awards.
Some of the awards from the Rain gutter Regatta had not been given at the previous Pack Meeting and so Skyler Bunnell, John Cook, Casey Tiraterra, Alex Garcia, and Barrett Harrison and Skyler also received his Bear Badge.
Cub Master Dan Bushy introduced Vickie Simmons as the new chairperson for the Scouting committee. Cherie Estes is handling the bookkeeping and Pastor Bill Estes represents the Charter organization, the Happy Camp Assembly of God The leaders of both the Pack (Cub Scouts) and the Troop (Boy Scouts) wish to thank all in the community who have so generously given them help and support in the past year. . Thanks especially to Parry’s Market, Happy Camp Elementary School and Ginny Bunnell.