On December 12, 2015 Troop 613 participated in Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetary. The goal for the event this year was to lay a wreath at every grave at Arlington, there are thousands of graves going back to the Civil War. Because of generous donations of wreaths and many many volunteers like those from Troop 613 the event was a success!
The scouts and adult leaders got a very early start but were rewarded with a mini-concert by Trace Adkins to start the event. The Troop laid wreaths at about 70 graves. Following the laying of wreaths at individual graves there was a special ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A very special event that the Troop was able to witness.
Another special event was for one of our scouts to lay a wreath at his great grandfather's grave. This man was a Navy veteran and we salute him for his service!
It's was a busy holiday season, in addition to the wreath laying we prepared a dinner for the Cold Weather for the homeless at Bridgeway, bowled all night one night and had a potluck and Court of Honor. We look forward to an active winter!
Pack visits model train garden at Volunteer Fire Station in Ellicott City and do some Winter Campin g
On December 17 instead of our usual Pack meeting we met at the VFD in Ellicott City for their 18th annual model train garden display. Volunteers start putting the display together in October and it opens for business at Thanksgiving time. It is an amanzing display not just of trains but of an entire Christmas/fantasy town. This was a great trip not only for the Cubs but for their younger siblings as well.
The Cub Scouts had their winter cabin camping experience January 9-10. We went to Broadcreek Scout Reservation and stayed at Camp Saffran. The cabin has a wood stove, electricity and a kitchen with. So we should stayed warm while indoors and outside wasnt too bad either.