Join us on Monday evenings at 6:30,September to June. You’ll make great friends. You’ll learn to hike and camp. You’ll light a campfire (safely, of course!). Oh, yes, and you’ll have tasty treats at our activities. Growing boys have to eat!
Cub Scouting, for kids in grades 1 to 5 or ages 7 to 11, is one of Good Shepherd’s most enduring community ministries. The congregation has sponsored Pack 266 continuously since 1959. Our pack is one of the longest-serving Cub Scout or Boy Scout groups in Southwest Washington. We offer a positive environment with trained adult volunteers and older Scouts helping younger ones.
The past year has been an active and successful one for our Scouts and their families. We ended the year 2017 with 55 Scouts plus 22 adults registered with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) as volunteer leaders.
For the second consecutive year, Pack 266 earned the highest award that BSA bestows to Scouting groups for quality program. It’s called the Journey to Excellence Award, and Pack 266 earned the highest of three possible levels – called the Gold Level. Journey to Excellence is given for excellence in 10 program categories, such as: having an annual program plan and budget, maintaining a larger than average membership size, retaining a high percentage of Scouts from one year to the next, having Scouts and families who attend official Scouting camp programs, involving Scouts and families in service projects, meeting on a regular basis, and being proactive in recruiting sufficient adult volunteer leaders.
We’re especially proud of our Cubs’ record for service projects. In 2017, they pulled invasive ivy out of a wetland at L.P. Brown School, worked at the community food bank, went caroling at Mother Joseph Care Center, and made blankets for children at the emergency homeless shelter.
A sizable group of our Cubs and families participated in Scout Sunday in February at Good Shepherd, or at other churches where they are members.
Also, visit our Cub Scout Pack 266 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/olympiacubpack266