Cumberland United Methodist Church
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Where Discipleship Comes Alive!

Cub Scouts

Cumberland UMC is host to a Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 372 

 

 

Cub Scout Pack 372
Webelos Adventure Camp 2010
   
 
 
  
 
Our first and second year Webelos (4th & 5th grade Scouts) had a wonderful time at summer camp! We had rain the first night, a snake in our campsite, and hiked through a LOT of mud, but overall, everyone enjoyed the 3-day/3 night excursion.
 
The boys worked on numerous activity badges, so while having the time of our lives, they also learned a great deal. They swam, canoed, made handicrafts, learned how to build a fire & throw a tomahawk.
 
Camp closed with a great ceremony, where our “tribe,” along with the entire camp staff, sang “Lean On Me,” accompanied on guitar by one or our den leaders, Gary Pieratt. The Boy Scouts performed many funny skits, but the highlight was the very touching and reverent flag retirement ceremony at the end.
 
Thank you to Cumberland United Methodist Church for being the best charter; to Rae Gray, our Camp Chair, for handling the mass of paperwork; and to all of our parents. Each one has made it possible for our Scouts to attend this year!
 
 
 
Cub Scout Summer Camp
June 2010
 
 
This year we took 15 Cub Scouts to beautiful Camp Belzer where they enjoyed many different activities during a week of day camp.  Some of their favorites were the monkey bridge and The Quest.  The Quest is a maze set up in the woods.  The trails were stunning, as the boys constantly learned about nature.  By the end of the week, they all knew several new plants and trees, and delighted in pointing them out.
 
Another great opportunity for the boys was shooting the BB guns and archery.  As hot as it has been this summer, swimming was one of the highlights each day.  The crafts the boys made this year are keepsakes that they will always remember.  There is something wonderful about seeing a pile of wood, a bucket of nails, and a hammer; and then leaving with a beautiful treasure box that they made on their own.
 
With each activity, the boys grew more and more confident.  They tried many new skills that they may never have seen without attending camp.  Camp Belzer is a wonderful place. The boys are already looking forward to returning next year.