Clarksburg, Cub Scout Pack #276 has been working hard this summer in the Spirit of Service. The Pack’s work culminated on the 29th of July in work on First Lady Maria Lee’s Tennessee Kids Serve Summer Challenge. Two of our Cub Scouts, Will Arnold and Easton Green and our Boy Scout Den Chief, Cole Petty, were able to complete a project for all 8 categories of the program: Care for the Food Insecure, Encourage Essential Workers, Show Kindness to the Elderly, Support Foster Kids and Families, Thank First Responders, Honor Veterans and Service Men and Women, Uplift the Homeless and Free Choice. These Cub Scouts participated in four or more of the categories earning them a Certificate of Recognition signed by the First Lady. They included Eli Derryberry, Gabriel Derryberry, Mathias Pierce, and Ryder Royal.
All of the Cub Scouts that participated will receive not only their certificates from First Lady Maria Lee, but will have also met the Boy Scouts of America award requirements by demonstrating peace as defined: Relationships between humankind and its environment, security, social and economic welfare, and relationships with the environment in order to earn the Messengers of Peace emblem to wear around their World Crest on their Cub Scout uniform. These activities have also helped Cub Scouts that have been working towards the Outdoor Activity Award and Summertime Pack Award
Cub Scouts participated in: 1. Held direction signs at the Carroll County Library Food Drop 2. Made “Thank You” signs to give to Clarksburg grocery stores and gas stations 3. Decorated center pieces for Huntingdon Health and Rehab 4. Donated 30 snack/activity bags, plus more snacks and activities to keep at and gift at the DCS office in Huntingdon 5. Held a “Thank You First Responders” Chalk Art event at Clarksburg City Hall where they also passed out goodies 6. Held a “Thank You Veterans” Chalk Art event at Parkers Crossroads Veterans Honor Guard and a parent donated money on behalf of the Cub Scout Pack to be a Sponsor during one of PCVHG’s fundraising events. 7. Held a travel size toiletries drive and donated them to be given away at a local church. 8. The Den Chief manned a station to help two scouts from our pack and 7 scouts from Huntingdon’s Pack earn their Nova Award. Many Scouts did garbage pickups around their neighborhoods; and some also participated in the Summer Reading Program at Carroll County Library, which donated books in their name to the Carl Perkins Center.
Cubmaster Amanda Derryberry and Assistant Cubmaster Rose Arnold registered the Cub Scout Pack on June 17th for the TN Kids Serve Program. In just 6 weeks, between leaders and Cub Scouts they have donated 36.5 hours of service and monetary/product donations adding up to $310.69 in value.
Boy Scouts of America Cub Scouts Program is influencing these young men to have hearts for service and adventure. Cub Scout Pack 276 embodies the values of the Scout Oath – “On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the Scout Law, to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight,” the 12 points of the Scout Law – “ A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave Clean and Reverent,” along with the Cub Scout Motto – “Do your Best!”
Cub Scout Pack 276 invites you to become a part of our Scouting Family. For more information about our Cub Scout Pack for kids in grades K-5th grade, please join us after classes begin at Clarksburg School (this socially distanced, outdoor Giant Family Game Night date/time will be announced on our Facebook Page – Clarksburg Pack 276 and on the Clarksburg Community Party Line Facebook Page) or leave a text or voice message for Assistant Cubmaster Rose Arnold at 406-291-3805.