Cub Scouts, parents and siblings packed the gym for the annual Halloween party. The Scouts had a parade showing off their outfits. Some were scary, some were super heroes, and some were uniquely cool. They also decorated cookies with all kinds of sweet stuff, although there was no need for extra sugar! Thanks to those that volunteered to make this happen.
Over 30 Scouts and their families from Pack 3266 have enjoyed Cub and Partner weekends at Skymont Scout Reservation this October. Activities include arts and crafts, BB and archery, hiking and all kinds of other Scouting fun. Depending on the weekend, some even earned their Polar Bear patch – brrrrrr!
Five Order of the Arrow members, two leaders and three Scouts, cooked for 300 Cub Scouts, parents, and siblings this last weekend at Skymont. Thank you for your service.
Troop 166 assisted the Aldersgate Sunday school class and other members of Burks United Methodist Church with preparing shoeboxes for the UMCOR ministry, Christmas Shoe Boxes for Third World Children. Burks is now a hub for collecting shoeboxes and this first year as a hub, collected 370 shoeboxes. Contributions came from Burks and other nearby churches and organizations, including Troop 316 and Pack 3256 from Flintstone United Methodist Church. Burks collects boxes, verifies their content, separates them by boy or girl, packs them into cases, and delivers them to the UM Disaster Warehouse in Decatur, AL. Troop 166 assisted with verifying, and decorating the boxes. For more information on this ministry, visit http://umdisasterwarehouse.com.
Congratulations to those OA members that participated in the Fall Ordeal. Troop 166 had a dozen Scouts and leaders participants. Mr. Jeff Butler became a Brotherhood member and Mr. Robert Wilson became a Vigil member. Congratulations to them and thanks to all for the service performed at Skymont.
Troop 166 had a successful Summer camp at Camp Woodruff. Twenty-five Scouts and five adults attended camp. Scouts took various merit badge classes, some of which included motor boating, fishing, rifle shooting, swimming, and wilderness survival. They also enjoyed whitewater rafting on the Nantahala river. Thanks to the leaders for their support.
Congratulations to the Scouts and Scouters that participated in the Talidandaganu’ 293 Lodge’s Spring Ordeal. Troop 166 was well represented with one Scout going through the Ordeal process and nine others going through the Brotherhood process. For more information about our lodge, please visit http://tali293.org.
The men at Burks learned about the Civic-Serving Youth Agencies associated with the General Commission on United Methodist Men during their March meeting. With a goal of working closer with the Scouting program, this introduction provides foundation information about these programs that will hopefully grow the Scouting, and other civic-serving youth ministries at Burks.
About 45 Scouts and leaders attended Scout Sunday this year. Scott Grinstead spoke about who he thought was the first Boy Scout. After the 11:00 service, Scouts and their families enjoyed eating pizza. Thanks to Burks for its support of Scouting Ministries.