TROOP 75
The Boy Scouts meet Tuesday 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 K-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 2020

 

The Cub Scout Pack has remained active during the summer months with several activities, all of which have been done with safety guidelines due to COVID-19.  Cubs were encouraged to participate in the Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony at the end of May to honor our veterans.  In June, the Pack held an advancement/recognition event at the UAW Park to reward Cubs for completing numerous achievements.  And the Defiance Splash Pad was enjoyed by all during July.  On the agenda is a swim party at a local residence in August. 

 

The BSA Scout Troop recently hiked the Buckeye Trail, starting at Independence Dam and heading east from there.  Although there was no traditional summer camp experience at Lakota this summer due to the virus, a three-week virtual session was offered.  Troop 75’s Layne Neff was an instructor during those sessions.  Mini-Sessions where Scouts attended Camp Lakota for 3 days and 2 nights, again with safety protocols in place, followed the virtual sessions.  Layne Neff also served as a volunteer during that activity.  A future bike ride has been scheduled and the Troop, in addition, is planning a joint activity with Troop 76, sponsored by St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Defiance.  Both Layne Neff and Caleb Zachrich are moving forward with Eagle projects that will fulfill the service requirement for achieving that rank.

 

Both the Pack and Troop will be soon selling popcorn, an annual fundraising event for both.  Your support would be truly appreciated.  

 

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.