We kicked off our final cub scout year this week. Our focus for the next 5 months is as follows:
- earn the Webelos rank, if not done already
- work toward the Arrow of Light award
- spend time with troops in the area to find out which one your scout may want to join
We talked about the First Class Scout badge and described its parts and what they stand for to complete Arrow of Light requirement 2c (see page 62 in your handbook). We also reviewed the Scout Oath and the Scout Law – you r scout will need to memorize and tell how they practice each in their everyday life to complete 2a.
We also had a visit from some scouts and a leader from Troop 108. They talked about their troop and some of their experiences in scouting and then we played a game.
Finally, we talked about the troops in our area:
Troop 108 – meets at Family of Christ, Scoutmaster – Bart Weiss
Troop 142 – meets at St. James, Scoutmaster – Mike Ebert
Troop 148 – meets at St. Mark, Scoutmaster Bryan Noll
and reviewed some of the exciting events we have scheduled with each:
9/28 – Honor Court/potluck
TBD – camping
11/9 at 6:30 pm, St. James, Webelos visitation night
2/14-15, St. James, Camping and service activity
11/4 7:00 pm, St. Mark, Webelos visitation night
1/16-18, Camp Brorein, camping/Court of Honor/Spaghetti dinner/Climbing tower
I encourage you and your scout to visit with as many troops as possible to get a feel for each to see where you both feel would be the best fit. As we have several events scheduled with the pack and with the boy scouts, we will have 1 den meeting per month. If you are interested in hosting, please let me know which month you would like. I have October, November, and December open.
If you have any questions, please let me know.