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Fun with a Purpose!

posted Aug 22, 2015, 10:54 AM by Allen Pennington   [ updated Aug 22, 2015, 10:54 AM by Pack 553 Niceville, FL ]
Welcome to Den 7 Webelos (We'll Be Loyal Scouts) at the start of the 2015-2016 year. We are about to embark on a series of adventures under the revised Cub Scout program. We're also going to partner closer with the other Webelos den, as several of the adventures will be better with more scouts.

In Webelos, we'll start preparing our Cubs Scouts for their transition to Boy Scouts. I expect that we will do more camping during this year to fulfill a lot of the requirements. We'll also expect the boys spend short times working together without close adult supervision. In a very short 18 months, you'll be able to proudly watch your new Boy Scout melding into his patrol and know that you've prepared him well for the next steps.

I'm sure you'll find the time invested in Scouting to be time well spent. By the time my oldest son reached the Star rank in Boy Scouts, he had explored activities in science, geology, marine biology, sustainable living, chemistry, rocketry, personal management, citizenship, communications, cooking, kayaking, multiple sports, and outdoorsmanship to name a few. No other youth leadership program provides boys with the multi-year exposure to so many and varied character and knowledge building activities. It truly is "fun with a purpose".