Gracias, 谢谢, doma arigatou gozai masu, dhanyavād, merci beaucoup, danke, multa gratias vobis ago, 감사합니다, Xin cảm ơn to all who participated in last night’s Blue and Gold banquet and Arrow of Light ceremony!!!!
I would like to give shout outs to:
The parents who take their scouts to meetings, packtivities, scout shops, and fundraisers so that their sons can grow and develop into wonderful young men.
The Tigers, Wolves, Bears and younger Webelos who had the patience to sit through a ceremony for the older scouts.
The wonderful, witty, self-sacrificing people who served the food to others.
The Tiger den and Julie Spessert, who made the awesome chains that served as decorations.
Gladys Tsai, for the beautifully designed table tent-card programs.
Eric and Julie Sato for their engineering wizardry that led to the Cauldron of Awesomeness.
The setup crew, which included members of the various Boy Scout troops.
The parents who helped with the clean up effort — I’m pretty sure that the MPR was cleaner after we left.
The Wolves, for being such good sports and making the flag ceremony special and memorable.
The parents of the Webelos II, who stepped up exactly when their scouts need them to do so.
Cathy Imai, for pouring blood, sweat, and tears into making the evening a special one that everyone can look back on with fondness. Like a conductor, Cathy made sure all the pieces worked together to produce a beautiful harmony.
Don Szeto, for demonstrating the calm demeanor and steady character that is an inspiration to both scouts and Akelas (not to mention a moving slide show that reminded us how time can be so fleeting, and that we should take every opportunity to hug our loved ones).
The Webelos 2 scouts, who have transformed from Bobcats to dedicated and hardworking young boys. May you continue to blaze your own path and continue to amaze all of us.
Yours in Scouting, Lyman Hong