Scouting Program

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Scouting Program

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.

At Covenant United Methodist Church we have Cub Scout Pack 332 and Boy Scout Troop 332. Both groups are actively supported by the parents of the scouts, the United Methodist Men's Club and the Church.

THE PACK: For boys ages 5 - 11
The Pack is made up of Dens:

1st Grade: TIGER DEN
2nd Grade: WOLF DEN
3rd Grade: BEAR DEN
4th Grade: WEBELOS 1 DEN (WEBELOS stands for "We be loyal scouts")
5th Grade: WEBELOS II DEN

The Purpose of Cub Scouting is:

-   Get outdoors, out from in front of video games and the television.
-   Be exposed to positive role models in a safe and exciting environment.
-   Interact with kids of similar interests while strengthening family relationships.
-   Become more confident and develop self-esteem.
-   Honor God and country and learn how to respect the USA flag.
-   Help build character and encourage spiritual growth.
-   Develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship and Love of country.
-   Encourage good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind and body.   
-   Foster a sense of personal achievement by developing new interests and skills.

Meetings and Activities:

Weekly meetings are held each Tuesday at 7:00pm in the Smith Covenant Center.
- Dens meet every first, third, and fourth Tuesday of the month.
- The Pack (made up of all Dens) meets every second Tuesday of the month.

- Cub Scout Camping: Learn to live in the outdoors. Camping takes you on exciting adventures into the natural world.
- Cub Scout Derbies: Racing in a Cub Scout derby is great fun. You'll get to design your racing vehicle, work with a parent to build it, and see it perform on race day.
- Outings and Field Trips: "Outings" are a big part of Scouting. Cub Scouts get out and about with many kinds of outdoor fun, such as field trips, hikes, nature and conservation.
- Service Projects: Doing service projects together is one way that Cub Scouts keep their promise "to help other people."
- Den and Pack Meetings: Den meetings are the stepping-stones by which a boy progresses through the Cub Scout program. Families celebrate their achievements along the way at pack meetings.
- Blue and Gold Banquets: When Scouting celebrates its "birthday" in February, packs across the country hold blue and gold banquets. The banquet is a very special event.

THE TROOP:  Made up of Patrols

Boys can join the Troop as early as age 11 and transition to adult leadership roles at 18 years of age. Boys learn a variety of skills in the program from outdoor events such as camping, cooking, swimming, forestry and fire safety to nuclear energy, citizenship, aviation, computer skills and first aid. The youth in the program build the annual calendar of events and mentor younger scouts.

Meetings and Activities:

Weekly meetings are held each Monday at 6:30pm in the Smith Covenant Center. There are also special monthly activities such as water skiing, now skiing, spelunking (caving), hiking, fishing, canoeing, white-water rafting, and camping. We have camped in many states including Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Colorado, Missouri, Alabama, and Georgia. Some of our other notable scouting adventures include a visit to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, a visit to the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida, deep sea fishing in Biloxi, Mississippi, and sailing in a schooner in the Gulf of Mexico.

Dave Luechauer is the "Cubmaster" of Pack 332.  Phone contact:  901-481-8354.

Mike Abramovitz is the "Scoutmaster" of Troop 332.  Phone contact:  901- 230-3555.

Talbot Berry is the Chartered Organizational Representative for CUMC.

 

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