Scouting News

scouting awards

BY TIM EWING
 
Spring has come and gone and our Pack 11 was able to get outdoors to do their rank achievements and play games outside. They did well in District derby as Kevin won third place overall for Bears from the Newport News and Hampton areas. Pack 11 did some family camping in April, which leads up to Camp Cuboree, where Cub Scouts from all over the Monitor Merrimac District area of Newport News/Hampton come together to do games and work on their activities.
 
Pack 11 will be doing spring recruiting for Cub Scouts at Palmer, Saunders and Kiln Creek schools, so our new boy and girls can join the Pack summertime events. Your children can join the Pack, boys and girls kindergarten up to fifth grade. Our Pack will be working on the God and Me or God and Family Faith awards in the month of May and will finish up in June.

Troop 11 is finishing up its mulch sales. The Troop did well and we thank all the members who supported us. We will be doing a Troop 11 Reunion on Jun. 4 from 1 p.m. to about 3:30 p.m.. At that time we will recognize Chestnut Memorial's 100 years of supporting Scouting, making us the oldest church in the Colonial Virginia Council with a unit 100 years old. This will make the troop the third oldest unit in the Council.

Troop 11 has grown in size and we welcome five new scouts and are looking for a few more to join us. Boys and girls age 11 up to 18 years can join and have fun doing merit badges on the trail to Eagle Scout. Eagle Scout is the only rank found on a college or job application, which improves one's chances of getting into a college or career of choice.

Chestnut Memorial has some folks willing to work with Scouts to earn their Faith Award. Jeanette Yoh, Elizabeth Burtner, Tim Ewing and Dick Barnes are a few of our leaders who are willing to teach a class for Jesus and Me, God and Me, God and Family, God and Church and God and Life. If you are interested and want to learn more about Faith Awards, then talk with one of these folks. Also, if you would like to help teach a class on Faith Awards for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or Youth, then talk with one of these folks and they can lead you in the right direction.

I can remember doing my God and Country with Pastor William E. Knight and learning  all about the church and building a better relationship with God. Scouting builds on faith in God and learning to respect all in their own faith journey. They are all God’s children and we are thankful to have Scouts as part of our family at Chestnut.
 
May Events
DEN MEETINGS: 
Monday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. 
Monday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. 
Monday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m.  
  
PACK MEETINGS:  
Monday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. 
 
TROOP MEETINGS: 
Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m. 
Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. 
Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. 
Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. 
Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. 
 
HIGHLAND GAMES—TROOP 11 CAMPING: 
Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5
 
PACK 11 FAMILY CAMPING: 
Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5 at Pipsico