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

August 2019
 
The Cub Scout Pack has been very active this summer with a trip to the Fort Wayne Air Show, Putt-Putt Golf, and a Raingutter Regatta and water games, in addition to collecting over 2300 food items for the St. John Food Pantry at the Crescent-News sponsored Ladies Night-Out Hawaiian Luau. The Pack will continue to be active during the month of August with a swim party and pot luck at a local residence. In addition, Cubs and their families will be traveling to Indiana for an overnight camp at Pokagon State Park as well as a visit to the Wildwinds Buffalo Preserve. Cubs also have had the opportunity to participate in a number of outdoor events that are part of the Black Swamp Area Council agenda.

 

The Troop attended a week-long Black Swamp Area Council Summer Camp session at Camp Lakota in July. In addition to completing a number of merit badges, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and having fun at the water slides on Lake Glengary, climbing the tower, exploring God’s creation at the nature center, enjoying evening campfires as well as participating in numerous other fun activities provided unforgettable encounters. Members of the Troop will join the Cub Scouts in August for the swim party and pot luck and will be attending the Put-in-Bay Camporee in September.

 

The Troop also visited the 24th World Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. This was a once-in-a generation event as the 2019 World Scout Jamboree was the first held in North America in 36 years (1983, Alberta, Canada) and the first held in the United States in 52 years (1967, Idaho). Some 50,000 Scouts and Scouters from 167 different countries attended the event. Troop members were able to visit with people from around the world while enjoying SBR’s world-class adventure offerings.
 
Both the Pack and Troop will once again this year participate in the annual Boy Scout popcorn sales. Sales will begin at the end of this month and continue into September. Profits from the sales help support both units in providing excellent programs for the youth.

 

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.