2018-2019 - A New Year of Scouting (in review)

Cub Scout Pack 721 kicked off a new year of scouting at Moraine and OLV with 76 scouts! The pack was led by Cubmaster Chad Mentzer, Pack Committee Chair Kevin McLoughlin, Membership and Event Chair Tamara Lark, Advancement Chair Vicki Mazur, Treasurer Jim Naida and a Den Leader for each of our Dens!.

Last fall Pack 721 returned to Muskegon to board the USS Silversides WWII Submarine for an overnight adventure.    Closely followed by the annual family hayride and cookout at Maybury State Park. Thanks to all families who supported scouting through the annual popcorn fundraiser, which was chaired by the unsinkable team of Heather Heiderer, Tamara Lark and Mike Gendjar.

Next, the pack gathered canned goods to help fight hunger in southeast Michigan while teaching the scouts the value of "doing a good turn daily" and participating in the Detroit Area Council's Scouting for Food campaign. Thanks to the Pack and to all those who placed bags of food on their front porches for the scouts to collect. Scouts and their families also attended a night at a Plymouth Whalers game in November planned by the with several Scouts representing Pack 721.

Early in 2019, the scouts and their parents experienced a Night in the Museum overnight at Cranbrook Science Museum in Bloomfield Hills.  A busy science filled night as the scouts learned about the museum and many cool things. Do scouts stay on the ground?  What?  Rock Climbing?  Yes - you betcha.  Pack 721 returned to Flint for the semi-annual climb a wall and high ropes course event.

March was kicked off with the annual Pinewood Derby. The scouts built their own cars to race and compete for prizes in speed and design in the OLV basement. Thanks to Jim Dunne for coordinating derby day and all the parent volunteers who assisted.

The annual Blue & Gold Banquet had the scout dens enjoying the ceremony as well as full-on Harry Potter themed nigth complete with custom wand pencils, butter-beer, and more.  Our fifth grade scouts received their Arrow of Light badges in a special ceremony recognizing their achievements. More than 200 attended the event planned by our two outgoing Webelos 2 Dens.

We wrap up the year with the Bridging Ceremony for all Scouts moving on up to the East side....  I mean, progressing to the next level.

Monthly pack meetings and regular den meetings where the scouts earn their badges rounded out the year long schedule.