It is with great pride and pleasure that Riley School Cub Scout Pack 224 acknowledges the dedication of the Arrow of Light den members who are now officially Boy Scouts. All three have chosen to join Boy Scout Troop 309. Since they were in first grade, Kevin Casaliggi, Lorenzo Fuscoletti, and Colin Morris have dutifully and consistently completed the necessary requirements to reach this pinnacle of cub scouting with the support of their families. On April 19, 2018, the scouts’ efforts were acknowledged and celebrated by fellow cub scouts, den leaders, family, and friends. Also in attendance to honor the Scouts’ achievement was Councilman Robert Bengivenga, BSA Troop 309 led by Mr. Jeff Pauls, and Troop 124 leader, Mr. Stephen Sarao.
The three Scouts were asked to think back on their experience. Kevin’s favorite activity was the Pinewood derby, but he also said, “earning the whittling chip was fun too!”. Kevin has an older brother who himself became a Boy Scout last year; having a family share in these core values is immeasurable! Lorenzo says that “Cub Scouts helped me grow and taught me that I can have fun and learn at the same time. It was great making friends and spending with fellow scouts and leaders. Scouts taught me many core values and skills that will be useful to me and my future. But, above all, Cub Scouts has given me a lifetime of memories.” Colin also shares lots of memories from his years with Pack 224 from Tiger to Arrow of Light. Colin is more excited to come back and visit and help Pack 224 when his younger brother Mason joins as a Lion in a few years.
Den leader Vic Casaliggi has enjoyed the privilege of guiding these young men since they began their scouting experience. “Being these scouts’ den leader for the past five years and watching them grow up to be young men has truly been an honor. I hope to see them continue in Boy Scouts all the way to Eagle.” Aside from his dedication to Pack 224 as a den leader, Mr. Casaliggi has been an invaluable asset to the Pack’s activities. He takes with him his assistant leader and former Cubmaster Terrence Morris. Both gentlemen are incredible role models to our youth and are given much love and support for their future Boy Scout endeavors.
Pack 224 is excited to ready the next group of 10 Scouts who will work towards achieving their Arrow of Light distinction in 2019!