Cub Scouts

cub scouts

The Scouting Ministry provides a program for young people that builds character, trains in the responsibilities of citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church has had a long history of supporting scouting with both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts being active ministries within the church. All scouting representatives of the church have had Sanitation Training and meet with scout units to make sure everyone gets trained.

Cub Scouting means "doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting: citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. The most important are the weekly den meetings and the monthly pack meetings. Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good citizenship and contribute to a boy's sense of belonging.

Pack 11 was started around 1942 and was sponsored by Chestnut Avenue Methodist Church, which later became Chestnut Memorial UMC.

Cub Scouts (Kindergarten-5th Grade):

Chestnut Memorial has a family Cub Scout Program, whereby both boys and girls are welcome to join the Pack for fun. Cub scouting is a family-oriented activity which promotes the development of positive moral values. Cub Scouts promise to do their duty to God and Country and to help other people at all times. They also camp, fish, hike, race pinewood derby cars and lots more! The packs are divided into smaller groups called “Dens.” Each den meets two to three times a month, on the first and third Mondays at 7 p.m., unless otherwise announced on the website. Our dens come together on the fourth Monday of every month for a pack meeting. The den meeting is at Chestnut and you can follow us on Facebook: Pack 11 Colonial Virginia Council at Pictures and the calendar are always updated to keep our Cub family informed.

Contact Pack 11 on their website for more info, or talk with Tim Ewing, Cub Scout Representative for CMUMC, at