TROOP 75
The Boy Scouts meet Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the gym and Fellowship Room at St. John Lutheran Church. All Boys are welcome!
 
 
All boys of St. John in grades 1-5 are welcome to join the Cub Scout program. Pack 75 participates in all areas of scouting: character development, citizenship, fitness and our relationship with God in the church award programs. Scouting emphasizes that “doing your best” and improving and growing from your efforts is the goal. 
 
 
Scouting News October 2018
 

 Scouts from Cub Pack 75 (ages 5-11) and Boy Scout Troop 75 (ages 12-18) continue to look forward to new opportunities and challenges each month.   The first meeting of the school year welcomed 15 new boys and their families into the Pack.  While parents were provided information about the upcoming year, Cubs constructed Alka-Seltzer rockets.  At the conclusion of the meeting, parents and Cubs gathered in the back parking lot at St. John to launch the rockets and enjoy special home-made cookies.   The Cub Scout Pack also recently held an overnight camping experience at Camp Lakota.  Among the activities were a visit to the Shook Nature Center, hiking to the “slate beds” along the Auglaize River and fishing.  Cubs also helped prepare and cook a breakfast, lunch and supper.    In addition to Den meetings, Cubs will participate in Family Fun Day at Camp Lakota this month.  Included during the day will be archery, a model rocket launch, arts and crafts, BB guns, fishing, hayrides, row and paddle boats, carnival games, the climbing tower and a costume contest.  Later in the evening the Spooktacular, a kid-friendly spook event, will be held.  A separate Halloween Party for the Pack will also be held later in October.      The Boy Scout Troop was to attend the Fall Invitational Camporee on South Bass Island in September, but due to flooded conditions and closure of the ferry service to the island because of the weather, the event was cancelled.   Members of the Troop recently did a hike at Camp Lakota and will take several weeks this month to work on the archery merit badge.  Further, the Troop will attend the Chinquapin District Fall Camporee that will feature a Medieval theme.   Both Pack and Troop members are now selling scout popcorn. This annual sale helps provide funds for various expenses that both units incur to provide a quality program.  If you would like to purchase one or more of the numerous varieties, please contact a scout or leader.    The Boy Scout Troop has for many years recycled newspapers as a conservation project.  Anyone wishing to recycle newspapers can place them in the garage on the east side of the south parking lot.  Money made from their sale is used to help pay for Scouts to attend summer camp.   Youth and adults are always welcome to attend pack and troop events to learn more about the program.  Questions at any time can be addressed to Mike Saxton, Chartered Organization Representative, at 419-439-2079.