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 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

June/July 2022

 

Summer provides a variety of fun and exciting activities for Cubs to enjoy.  In June, Cubs and their families will be traveling to the National Museum of the US Air Force at Wright-Pattterson Air Force Base near Dayton. It is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world.  Galleries include the early years, World War II, the Korean War, the Southeast Asian War, the Cold War, Space and Presidential, among others.

 
 
In July, the Rain Gutter Regatta, an annual event, will find them moving sailboats made from a kit down a water-filled rain gutter by blowing on the sails.  Water games and a visit to the Bronson Park Splash Pad are also a part of the Regatta.
 
Cubs will also be busy in July with two other events: Wakheya Weekend when families can have an overnight camping experience and Cub Scout Camp, a week where Cubs spend each day doing a variety of activities, from shooting BB guns and bows/arrows, making crafts, taking nature hikes, climbing the tower, along with other activities.  Both of these events will be held at Camp Lakota.
 
Putt-Putt is on the agenda in August.  Each Cub will be inviting a non-Scout friend to join them for this activity.  Pizza and pop will be available for all Cubs, their friends and families as well.
 

The Troop will be attending a week of summer camp at Lakota in July, as has been done for many years.  Scouts will have an opportunity to complete a number of merit badges but also have time for a number of fun activities, including using the water slides, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and sail boating in Lake Glengary, sharpening their skills in shooting sports with rifles, shot guns and bow/arrows, making crafts, and practicing various scout skills to name a few.  Leadership development is also an important aspect of summer camp.

 

In addition to summer camp, the Troop will be joining the Pack at the National Museum of the US Air Force.  Two Troop members and two adult leaders will also be going to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, one of Boy Scouts high adventure bases.  This trek involves backpacking for 12 days in the backcountry of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

 

Memorial Day weekend provided an opportunity for members of both the Pack and Troop to serve as flag bearers for the St. John Church services.  Further, both units participated in the city’s Memorial Day observation at Riverside Cemetery. 

 

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.