Bridging Ceremony

Did you know that scouting doesn’t end with Cub Scouts? Once a scout reaches eleven years old or fifth grade, they can join a Scouts BSA Troop. The transition from a Pack to a Troop is celebrated in a Bridging Ceremony, so named because traditionally the scout walks across a bridge between the two units.

The Bridging Ceremony typically takes place in the early spring, and is a joint effort between the Pack and whichever Troops the scouts have chosen.

It is up to each scout and their family to choose which Troop they will bridge to, as different Troops have a different focus, preferences, and, of course, meeting location. Troops chosen by members of Pack 8 in the past include: Troop 8, Troop 201, Troop 350, Troop 94, and Troop 95.

In this picture, Den 4 (2014-2019) poses with their den leader before bridging to various Troops.


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