Boy Scouts will continue to meet Mondays @ 6pm (year-round, with the exceptions of Dec. 17th and when a holiday occurs on Monday)
Cub Scouts will continue to meet Tuesdays @ 6pm (year-round, with the exceptions of Dec. 4, 18, & 25)
Saturday, March 10th - Pinewood Derby @ 12 noon (Fellowship Hall)
Sunday, April 15th - Scout Sunday
Sunday, May 20th - Pack Advancement & Awards @ 5pm (Fellowship Hall)
Sunday, Dec. 2nd - Pack Awards Night @ 5pm (Fellowship Hall)
Pack 707 is off and running in 2018! After a brief break in December to allow our families time to relax over the holidays, we started back in January and picked up right where we left off. All the Dens are busy working on their requirements - practicing knots, learning about energy, cracking codes, playing games and so much more while learning and practicing the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
We have recently introduced 2 Den Chiefs into our Pack. A Den Chief is a trained Boy Scout who serves as an assistant to the Pack leadership. Chrisstain Freeman and Nick Isaly went through the Den Leader training last fall and have taken on the responsibilities for the gathering activity and uniform check at each meeting. They also help in the Dens as needed each week. Not only does this program help our leaders out with a helping hand (or two), but it also gives the younger Cub Scouts a chance to interact with the Boy Scouts.
On January 27th, the Pack attended the Adrian College Men’s D1 Hockey game against Illinois State. The boys were given a locker-room tour and chance to talk to the coach prior to the game. Several Scouts had the opportunity to participate in the on-ice games during the intermissions and a couple even got to ride the Zamboni! It was a fun night with a lot of action on the ice, and the Bulldogs won 10-1! It was a great evening with our Scouting family.
The Cub Scouts are also busy working on their Pinewood Derby cars – our annual race is coming up quickly on March 10th! We have several first-time participants this year, and it’s always exciting to see how creative the boys are with their designs.
Religious emblem classes are underway, with 2 Cub Scouts and 2 Boy Scouts working with Pastor McCarty in 4 different programs. Once completed, these Scouts will be awarded their religious emblem pins and certificates during Scout Sunday on April 15th. We’d like to thank Pastor McCarty for making time in his busy schedule to work with our Scouts.
The Troop held their elections in January, electing Scouts to all positions including Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leaders, Order of the Arrow Representative, Troop Guide and more. Many of the ranks require the Scout to hold a position of responsibility within the Troop. This is just one of the many ways the Boy Scouts learn leadership and other skills from the Scouting program.
The Boy Scouts are gearing up for their annual Klondike Derby at the end of February. The Troop will be spending the weekend at Camp Munhacke in a cold-weather campout. The Scouts will be using their Scout skills to complete a series of assignments in this secret mission-themed weekend.
Both the Pack and the Troop have committed to focusing on community service this year. In addition to continuing our regular commitment of serving at God’s Bread Basket in Tecumseh, we have several ideas and activities that we will be working on throughout the year. Stay tuned!