Pack 372 Newsletter
By Jennifer Vanlerberg
It is a great time to be a cub scout! The boys of Pack 372 have been busy.
During the month of October, all of the dens participated in two parades, the Homecoming Parade on October 14th, and the Halloween Parade on October 29th. You may have caught some of your favorite guys raising the flag to begin our home varsity football games. This month, the boys also participated in “Scouting for food” by conducting a walking tour of North Baltimore distributing fliers to raise awareness for the event. The food collected by the Boy Scouts the following week helped to fill our local food banks for the holidays.
The largest fundraiser for the year has also been completed, and the famous cub scout popcorn has found new homes in various North Baltimore tummies. The boys also were treated to a hayride following the Halloween Parade.
The Tiniest of the bunch, the Tiger den, has been busy learning the Scout Law and Oath, earning their cyber chip, (for being good citizens on the internet), and enjoying some fantastic snacks and crafts.
The Wolf Pack enjoyed an outing to Van Buren State Park and spent some time with a real park ranger. They also gave back to our community by pitching in at our North Baltimore Recycling Center. They have earned two achievements, the “Council Fire” and “Call of the Wild.”
The Bears have begun their preliminary fitness testing. The boys can’t wait to show how much they can improve. The Bears rose the flag for our game on October 7th.
Webelos One guys are working on an elective called “aware and care.” They are learning about how people’s lives are different when those lives include a disability. The boys were actively involved in simulations to understand first hand what life is like with a hearing or vision impairment. They are also able to see that even with differences, there are many similarities as well. They are looking forward to creating crafts for a group home for people with developmental disabilities and their guest speaker next month.
The Webelos Two group of young men has been active as well. They participated in a citizenship evening with the mayor herself, Ms. Janet Goldner. They learned about everything from the tree commission to the town’s history. They also toured our town’s new ambulance and witnessed the latest technology for saving lives. These boys also helped out at the NB recycling center and learned how they can be active participants in saving the Earth.
Amazing job, boys and leaders! Until next month…