As an addition to St. Paul's youth ministry the congregation is the charter organization for two boy scout units. We continue to be excited by the great growth opportunities this partnership offers.
For over 100 years, Scouting has provided youth with values contained in the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Cub Scouting introduces these values in a program that provides age appropriate activities for the boys to try new things, give service to others, and build self-confidence. Cub Scouting provides boys with a sense that they are important as individuals. We communicate that those in the Scouting family care about what happens to them, regardless of whether a game is won or lost. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem.
Being a Cub Scout means you are a member of a worldwide youth movement that stands for certain values and beliefs. Cub Scouting is more than something to do. It's all about the boy you are and the person you will become.
If you would like to learn more about Cub Scouting or Pack 216, please contact us
Scott Heath, Cubmaster
Scouting is the largest value-based youth development program in the nation.
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America, and troop 216, is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The ideals of Boy Scouting are spelled out in the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Scout motto, and the Scout slogan.
Boy Scouting is designed to take place outdoors. It is in the outdoor setting that Scouts share responsibilities and learn to live with one another. In the outdoors the skills and activities practiced at troop meetings come alive with purpose.
Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.
Boys grow as they participate in community service projects and do Good Turns for others. Frequent personal conferences with his Scoutmaster help each Boy Scout to determine his growth toward Scouting's aims.
The Boy Scout program encourages boys to learn and practice leadership skills. Every Boy Scout has the opportunity to participate in both shared and total leadership situations. Understanding the concepts of leadership helps a boy accept the leadership role of others and guides him toward the citizenship aim of Scouting.
Troop 216 is fortunate to have St. Paul’s Lutheran Church as our charter organization. We are grateful for their continued support, as we work together to help our youth learn to become better citizens of our community, nation and world.
If you’d like to learn more about Scouting and Troop 216, or have a boy interested in joining Scouting, please contact us.
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