By Elizabeth Burtner

There's a new Scout Master in town.  Her name is Laura Nelson-Rogers.  More about Laura in the springtime issue.  She was the Pack 11 Cub Master for many years.  Please welcome her! There's also a freshly redone bulletin board across from the Sonshine Room with updates and pictures.  Take a moment to check it out.

Scout Sunday is coming up on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m..  Please plan to attend this annual service and show your Scouting support.  Thank you ahead of time.

Mulch fliers will be hitting your email soon or, if you're not a previous supporter, please contact Brian and Karen Taminger, our mulch coordinators. Brian and Karen are Evelyn Archer-Taminger's in-laws and Aaron's parents. Aaron is an Eagle Scout from Troop 11. Contact email is:

This is our only fundraiser of the year.  It helps to fund summer camp and additional resources as needed.  We appreciate everyone's past and present purchases.  Your choices are: brown hardwood shredded mulch, red-colored mulch and cedar mulch.  It comes in handy bags or by bulk delivery.  And by donation, we'll even spread it for you.

Chestnut hosted Merit Badge University on Saturday, Jan. 14. We had 150 scouts and various leaders working to put this event on.  This allowed our young scouter friends to learn and grow along their journey in order to achieve their personal rank goals towards advancement with specific merit badges.   Thank you, Chestnut for being so very welcoming!

In closing, savor the seasonal changes.  While I was driving away following the Healing Service held on Sunday, Jan. 15, I was struck by the lovely yellow daffodils beginning to bloom.  I paused and thought to myself, "When did that happen?"  If we hurry through life, we will miss those little blessings.  Don't forget to take in what's all around you too.  Robert Baden-Powell, founder of Boy Scouting said "No man is much good unless he believes in God and obeys His laws."  We hope to see you all at our Scout Sunday Service for 2023.

Points of Contact for Scouting at Chestnut:

Girl Scouts, Troop 1260: contact Sandy Elder,
Boy Scouts, Troop 11-B (boys): contact Orie Heist,