Cub Scouts Meet the Chief

Webelos from Weston Cub Scout Pack 183 spent an evening with Captain Cavalieri from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.  The scouts needed to meet with a community leader and chose to meet with one of Weston’s primary law enforcement leaders.

The scouts were informed about the challenges that government, city officials, and community leaders are faced with, within the community.  They also got the opportunity to check out some of the gear that BSO deputies wear when on duty.

Captain Sam Cavalieri is a 30-year veteran of the Broward Sheriff’s Office. He leads the BSO’s Weston District with 99 positions, including three lieutenants, nine sergeants, 61 deputies, and other positions.

Pack 183 is part of the South Florida Council, Pine Island District, and is chartered by IBB Church of Weston. The scouts’ primary meeting place is at Manatee Bay Elementary. Cub Scouting is part of the Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), available to boys and girls from kindergarten through fifth grade, or 5 to 10 years of age, and their families.

Cub Scouts in fourth and fifth grades work toward the Webelos. The word originally was an acronym for the previous, now discontinued hierarchy Wolf/Bear/Lion/Scout with vowels added, and is now said to be short for “We‘ll be loyal scouts.” Initially, Webelos work toward the Webelos badge and Arrow of Light.[24] A Cub Scout may begin work toward the Arrow of Light only after earning the Webelos badge; however, a new Cub Scout first joining a pack while in fifth grade may immediately begin working toward the Arrow of Light. It is the final level for a Cub Scout prior to promotion into the Boy Scouts.

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