Scouting

What Is Cub Scouting?    

In 1930 the Boy Scouts of America launched a program for boys with an emphasis on caring, nurturing relationships between boys and their parents, adult leaders, and friends.  Cub Scouts do fun things with other kids!  They get to wear a cool uniform, go places, and see things.  They play all kinds of sports and build things, like race cars and bird houses.  Want to learn a secret code?  Want to learn about wild animals?  If you’re a boy in the first through fifth grades, then you want to be a Cub Scout!

The Purposes of Cub Scouting

  • Positively influence character development and encourage spiritual growth
  • Help boys develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship
  • Encourage good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind and body
  • Improve understanding within the family
  • Strengthen boys’ ability to get along with other boys and respect other people
  • Foster a sense of personal achievement by helping boys develop new interests and skills
  • Show how to be helpful and do one’s best
  • Provide fun and exciting new things to do
  • Prepare boys to become Boy Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 978

Cub Scout Pack 978 was chartered by Oakland Presbyterian Church in 2004, and each new year has brought growth and more learning.  The Cub Scouts are for boys in the first through the fifth grade.  Pack 978 is part of the Central Florida Council and in the Apopka Shores District. 

There are currently over forty scouts that attend faithfully, and are divided into five dens according to age levels.  Tiger Cubs (first graders), Wolf Cub Scouts (second graders), Bear Cub Scouts (third graders),Webelo Scouts (fourth graders) and Webelo Scouts (fifth graders) meet weekly.  Meetings are held at the Oakland Presbyterian Church on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the cubmaster, Jim Wetmore, at scoutleaderjim@yahoo.com.

Visit our website at cubpack978.mypack.us.

 

Boy Scouting

This is a year-round program for boys 11 through 17 designed to achieve the aims of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster. (Boys also may become Boy Scouts if they have earned the Cub Scouting Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old, or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old.)

Boy Scout Troop 145

Troop 145 of the Boy Scouts of America, sponsored by the Oakland Presbyterian Church of Oakland, Florida.  Our meetings are held every Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, at the Oakland Presbyterian Church,  218 E Oakland Ave., Oakland,  Florida.  The current membership is 25 Scouts, 4 assistant Scoutmasters and 11 Committee Members.  We are equipped to provide for 3 patrols of 8 to 12 Scouts each.  Our goal is to maintain the Troop between 24 and 36 Scouts.  We believe that a smaller Troop provides a better opportunity for the Scouts to excel.

We encourage you to visit and ask that your parents visit with you.  Scouting is a great opportunity to learn about outdoor skills, leadership, community, faith and yourself.

For more information, contact the scoutmaster at  Scoutmaster.Troop145@gmail.com