2011-09-16 / Milestones

West End Temple Hosting Cub Scouts

Tigers and wolves and bears, oh my! No the circus isn’t coming to town, but the Cub Scouts are! A group of dedicated parents has been meeting for the past few months and they’re ready to restart scouting at the west end of the Rockaways.

The Cub Scouts, part of the Boy Scouts of America, is a group for boys in the 1st through fifth grades, made up of separate “dens” (tiger cub, wolf, bear, webelo) for each grade. The boys meet regularly with trained adult volunteers to learn new lessons on civics, values, patriotism and other areas, while also participating in cultural and athletic events. The scouts are open to all boys in grades 1-5 regardless of race, ethnicity or religion.

Leaders promise an inexpensive, fun environment where boys can get together to make new friends and earn awards and patches for the cub scout uniform as they learn new information and acquire new skills. Many of the new leaders were cub or boy scouts themselves and are anxiously awaiting the chance to pass the joys of scouting on to the next generation, including their own sons. As the boys get older the group intends to expand to offer boy scout events as well, open to boys in the 6th-12th grades.

The new Cub Scout pack #147 will be holding an Open House of sorts, at 7:30 PM this Thursday evening, September 22, 2011 at the West End Temple at Beach 147th Street and Newport Avenue. The brief meeting will review the program and explain the plans of the new pack for 2011-2010 with a goal of holding their first den meeting in early October. Interested parents and their boys are invited to attend the open house. Light refreshments will be served.

The group also looks forward to working with the recently formed cub scout packs in Arverne and Broad Channel. which have already attracted dozens of local boys. For more information, call the temple office at 718-634-0301.

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