Over two weekends (March 12 and 19) both the Troop and the Pack participated in the Scouting for Food Program. The result was collection of over 1900lbs of food that was donated to the Bridgeway Community Church Pantry to be shared with those in need! Cubs Scouts, Boys Scouts and family members of all ages worked really hard on day 1 to distribute 2700 bags to individual homes in the Owen Brown area. These bags were labeled with instructions on how and what to donate the following week. On Saturday, March 19 those making food donations left them at their door steps and the Scouts and Cubs plus family members went door-to-door collecting the food.
Over the last month, in addition to two weekends dedicated to Scouting for Food activities, the Troop ran two stations at the District Klondike Derby, did some skiing and went camping on March 5. During the rather cold and a little snowy camping trip the Troop participated in a conservation service project at the Broadcreek Scout Reservation.
The Troop certainly has had a busy winter season and were rewarded for it at a March 17 Court of Honor.
Pack Attends the District Klondike Derby
On Saturday, February 20 Pack 613 participated in the District Klondike Derby. The Derby had been delayed several weeks (ironically) due to our big January blizzard but in the end everyone had a really great time and learned alot. The younger Cubs followed the Cub Scout trail and learned about life in the Klondike, camping skills and team work. The older Webelos, pictured here, followed a separate trail and learned many outdoor and winter camping skills such as fire building, preparing a shelter and outdoor ethics.
The Cub Scouts and Webelos will practice some of these new at their April family camping trip.
The Pack also had a really busy St. Patrick's Day, March 17, when they conducted both their Blue and Gold Dinner and Pinewood Derby. Everyone had a great time.