The Nichols Cub Scout Pack 36 and Boy Scout Troop 36 recently held a joint Court of Honor to recognize members earning awards.

Cub Scouts who received awards were Max Dydynski, Lucas Plaisted and Kolton Pond. Lucas received Archery, Map and Compass, Bowling, Collecting, Family Travel, Good Manners, Mathematics and Pet Care Belt Loops. Kolton received Swimming and Citizen Belt Loops.

Kolton and Lucas also were awarded the Arrow of Light, Cub Scouting's highest honor. A bridging ceremony was conducted where the Cub Scouts wished them well and as they "crossed over" the bridge; the Boy Scouts were there to welcome them to the troop and present them with items needed as a Boy Scout.

The Boy Scouts handed out merit badges and awards earned over the last three months. Boy Scouts: Kody Lantz, Leslie Adams, Dylan Fredenburg, Will Lanning, Dillon Adams and Larry Adams each earned between one and five of the following merit badges: geology, cycling, citizenship in the world, camping or radio.

Dillon Adams and Dylan Fredenburg completed the requirements for First Class Rank. In order to earn this rank a scout must demonstrate knowledge of first aid, knots, compass and maps, cooking and swimming.

William Lanning completed the requirements for Life Scout. In order to earn this rank, a scout must have completed a total of 11 merit badges, some of which are required for the Eagle Scout rank. They must complete at least six hours of community service and must teach another scout some skills.

For anyone looking for more information about scouting in Nichols, contact Cubmaster Chuck Cornell (607) 206-3899 or Scoutmaster Jim Fredenburg (607) 687-3173.

Submitted article.