New Scouts Roundup meeting set for Sept. 9

By on August 30, 2013

ELBURN—For over 80 years, the Cub Scouts have been creating fellowship and fostering personal development in the lives of young boys as a part of the Boy Scouts of America Organization. The Elburn Cub Scouts Pack 107 will join in a new year of celebrating leadership, community and adventure with a New Scouts Roundup meeting on Monday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Community Congregational Church on E. Shannon St. in Elburn.

A family-oriented program, the Cub Scouts objective is to encourage young boys in a friendly and positive environment, help them make new friends, provide adventure, acquire new skills, and discover the responsibility of community and conservation.

And these are only a few benefits of being a Scout.

“Scouting today is so much more dynamic than when I was a boy,” said Chuck Miller, Den Leader of Pack 107. “It’s great to see these boys grow not only academically over the years, but stronger scholastically and athletically.”

The Roundup meeting is meant to answer any questions about Scouting and introduce students in grades 1-5 at John Stewart and Blackberry Creek Elementary Schools to the Cub Scout Organization. Adult leaders will speak to parents and talk about the volunteer association that is locally and actively thriving in Elburn. While the parents chat, the boys will have a chance to meet other Scouts and participate in group games.

Miller shared how his time spent as a Scout as a young boy made him compelled to get involved when his son started in Pack 107 five years ago.

“I was in Pack 3490 in Hickory Hills (Ill.),” he said. “And I am having a great time not only watching but being a part of my son’s involvement in Pack 107.”

Volunteers are an integral part of the Cub Scouts, making the need for positive role models a crucial element of the success of every Pack. From cubmaster and public relations chair to assistant popcorn kernel and Day Camp coordinator, Pack 107 will certainly be a positive experience for not only participants but the volunteers. Outings and events for the 2013-14 year include the Fall Campout at Johnson’s Mound, and trips to the Richardson Farm Corn Maze in Spring Grove, Ill., and the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

For more information about the Elburn Cub Scouts Pack 107 Roundup meeting or to become a Pack volunteer, visit elburnpack107.org.

About Elizabeth Rago

Elizabeth Rago is a freelance reporter for the Elburn Herald. You can reach her at ERago@elburnherald.com

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