Touching Tribute at Roundtable

About a month ago, two of our scouts; a tiger and a bear, now a webelos scout, lost their mother. She made beautiful things out of glass…so many beautiful things. Their house is covered with gorgeous colored glass decorations she made.

At the February Shawnee Trails Roundtable, Pack 3398 was presented the Commissioner’s Traveling Staff. The walking stick presentation recognizes the Unit bringing the most to Roundtable each month. In February, Pack 3398 served as the Service Patrol for the monthly meeting with Troop 428.

Each unit was presented with a hiking staff and asked to care for it for one month, until we meet around the campfire again. Matthew Harkins, 3398’s Cubmaster, and his son, a newly minted Scout in Troop 428, returned the staff to Roundtable, decorated appropriately to commemorate its journey.

Before Isaac and Matthew passed the walking staff to Pack 3352, they described it’s journey:

“This staff has had an adventure. It has attended its first pinewood derby and its first blue and gold and crossover.
We added two main items to it. The most noticeable isn’t the etched Pack numbers that glow-in-the-dark, though they are kind of cool.
About a month ago, two of our scouts; a tiger and a bear, now a webelos scout, lost their mother. She made beautiful things out of glass…so many beautiful things. Their house is covered with gorgeous colored glass decorations she made.
We added as a capstone, a glass button that we found in a box of glass decorations that she made. We thought it fitting that we use this one because it is a compass rose.
We’re all familiar with the compass rose. It helps us find our way when we are lost.
Pack 3398 hopes that this compass rose will help whoever is holding this staff find their way and to know that you are loved, and that if you really are lost, someone will certainly miss you, so do everything you can to find your way back home.”

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