Vanguard Religious Award Profile: Elizabeth K.
Elizabeth is one of our most recent recipients of the Vanguard Scouting Light and Truth Award. Elizabeth is a Cub Scout with the Chief Seattle Council. She shared her thoughts with us in an interview:
Vanguard: Elizabeth, how did you feel earning the award?
Elizabeth: I felt proud of myself and I was not surprised that I finished it just in time for my Bear badge. I knew that this was one of the biggest and most special awards I could get. I just stared at it when it was presented to me.
Vanguard: Any special things you learned or felt?
Elizabeth: I knew I was doing the right thing when I kept my thoughts and room clean. I learned that keeping your thoughts clean will help you learn and be kind. And I liked doing the service project. We chose to help with the Weekend Food Program with the White River School District. We helped purchase food for kids to take home on the weekends. It made me feel happy that I was helping. Another service project we did was Beautify Buckley. We met with our pack at the fire station and spread bark and picked up garbage to take care of our community. One of the recipes I learned to make was pancakes, but another was much more complex. It was Marshmallow Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes! I miss them, yum! It was very hard to make those! I read a lot in my scriptures and I wrote quite a bit in my journal. Now I can have it in my memory forever.
Vanguard: Was the award too hard or too easy?
Elizabeth: At first it was a bit easy, and I felt that I would finish the award in no time. But when I got into it, it got very hard and I actually didn’t know if I was going to finish it. But I was determined to.
Vanguard: Was it worth it? Has it made a difference in your life?
Elizabeth: Yes!! I never thought I would be in a newsletter at my age and it was a very big honor to get the Light and Truth Award.
Vanguard: What are your plans for Scouting?
Elizabeth: I plan to work towards getting my Eagle. I want to make sure I go to resident camp every year and learn all of the things that I can and have lots of fun and make lifelong friends.
Vanguard: Any suggestions for others working on the award?
Elizabeth: Getting the award is worth it! Even if it seems too hard. Don’t work on the award for too many hours at a time. Just do little bits at a time so that your mind is fresh.