Serving our community is one of the most important aspects of Cub Scouting. By upholding the Scout Oath to “help other people at all times,” we hope to instill in each scout a sense of kindness, responsibility, and good stewardship.
We come together as a Pack for specific service events throughout the year, including:
- "Big Sweep" stream cleanup in the Fall
- Holiday card-making event for our U.S. military men and women in December
- MLK Day of Service in partnership with University UMC in January
- Serving breakfast at SECU House in the Spring
These activities are designed to be fun for Scouts, while also providing excellent opportunities for teamwork and community-building both within the Pack and with community partners.
At every pack meeting, we collect in-kind donations for local organizations. For instance, one month, we might collect new and gently used books for Book Harvest; the next, we might collect dog/cat food and used towels for a local animal shelter. Dens "compete" throughout the year to see which Den can collect the most items.
Additionally, throughout the year, we often identify service projects that dovetail with required achievements or electives of specific Dens and the Pack. On every camping trip, we collect trash on our hikes, discuss environmental stewardship, and strive to leave the site in better condition than we found it.
If you have questions, ideas for service activities or collections, or would like to help organize service activities, please email Service Chair Kelley Massengale