BOY SCOUTS & CUB SCOUTS
Contact: Scoutmaster Norman Nix, 205-317-8752,[email protected]
Cubmaster Linda Park, 205-640-4066
Boy Scout Troop 245, for boys 11 years of age or have completed the 5th grade but not yet 18 years of age, provides “Fun with a purpose” for each Scout. Each Boy Scout learns many new skills in leadership and many different tasks and adventures. Troop 245 is blessed with many Adult Leaders and we together help guide the Scouts in the right direction towards their Journey to Eagle.
The Scouts plan meetings and trips, plan and prepare their own meals on outings, select merit badges to complete, and much more. The Adult Leaders make certain that in whatever they are doing, safety is first and foremost for the Scouts. Trips for the Scouts have included: Cycling, indoor climbing, backpacking, hiking and caving trips, saltwater fishing; spending 2 nights aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Yorktown, BSA Camp Horne Summer Camp for a week, and whitewater rafting. Troop 245 also does service projects: serve food at the FireHouse Shelter; place Flags onto graves of Veterans; assist the Knights of Columbus at Flag retirement ceremony; service projects at Summer Camp Food Drives for Holy Rosary in Gate City; and many more.
Cub Scout Pack 245 is family oriented that involves young boys from 1st grade-5th grade and their families. In Cub Scouts, the boys are divided into Dens according to their grade level: Tigers-Gr. 1; Wolf-Gr. 2; Bear-Gr. 3; WEBELOS-Gr. 4; Arrow of Light-Gr. 5. The boys in the Arrow of Light Den are allowed to participate in outings with the Boy Scout Troop 245. Each Den has weekly activities that teach the boys how to do and make things. There are periodic whole Pack meetings where achievement awards are given. There are also trips for camping, visiting historic sites and service projects. Scouting is a great year long program for each young boy to have fun, help build character and skills for them to keep for a lifetime.The Cup Scout Pack 245 and Boy Scout Troop 245 meet every Monday night, 7:00-8:30pm. The Cub Scouts close their meeting at 8:00pm. The Boy Scouts do not meet the Monday following a weekend trip.