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Pack Christmas Party

The Cub Scouts, their families, and visitors, close to 200 in all, packed the gym for a pot luck Christmas party. They had stations for decorating cookies and crafts and a pingpong game run by the bears. The Scouts received a pinewood derby car as a gift from the pack.

Pack Packs the House Halloween Party

Pack HalloweenCub 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.

Pack 3266 Enjoys Camping at Skymont

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!

Troop Helps Third World Children have a Merry Christmas

christmasboxTroop 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

Fall Order of the Arrow Ordeal

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.

Summer Camp

woodruffTroop 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.