Cub Scouting: A Lawrenceburg Tradition

Den 3 earned both the Nova and the Supernova Award which is the highest math and science award a scout can earn.  (From left to right) Tristan Huber, Riley Curtsinger, Trey Newton, Michael McGrath, Bradyn Terrel, Christopher Wright and T.J. Bruce.Riley Curtsinger gives a thumbs up before the Cub-mobile races at the annual fall campout.Archery at Cub World.Pack outing to Cub World.Stevie Driskell and his mother on a den outing at the Lexington Urban Nija Project.Tiger Cubs locked away at the Sheriff's Office.Denny Wilkes running the obstacle course at the 2015 Pinewood Derby.Assistant Cub-master Robert Shearer and his son Michael stock up drinks while volunteering at the Native Dawn Flute Gathering.Ranger Safety Officer Jim Bowen supervises Chad Wilkes shooting a BB gun at the 2015 District Twilight Camp.Webelos II crossing over into Boy Scouts.

As the school year swings into place, many activities for the children are also starting. One organization that has been around since 1910 is the Boy Scouts of America. Founded originally in Britain in 1908, this rapidly growing youth organization came to America within two short years. By 1918, the Cub Scouts were in the planning stages and in 1930 the Boy Scouts of America registered the first Cub Scout Packs giving the younger boys from 1st to 5th grade a chance to be a part of the Boy Scouts organization.

Boy Scouting did not take long to come to Lawrenceburg. The first troop was organized in 1926 and grew very quickly. Many boys from the community became scouts and many of the influential men of the community became their leaders.

Today, the Cub Scouts have become a tradition for the youth all around the world as well as Lawrenceburg. With character development, citizenship, and leadership, the Cub Scouts have been influential throughout Anderson County. Through teamwork, community outreach, and self confidence, the Cub Scouts of Anderson County have grown into the leaders of today and will be the great leaders of the future.

Along with great personal development comes great fun. Cub Scouts have the opportunity to explore the world around them through outdoor adventures as well as hands on science, such as astronomy, map and compass, and geology. Each week a new adventure begins. This year’s adventures begin right away with the annual 3 day camp out at the Anderson County Park. Filled with lots of great things like cubmobile racing and paper rocket launching along with camp fire activities, this event is a favorite amongst the scouts. As the fall comes in so does the Punkin Chunkin Halloween Event. When winter arrives, the scouts are out snow tubing at Perfect North. Before you know it, spring arrives and so does the annual Pinewood Derby. Lots of great fun is planned each and every month giving the scouts memories they will keep for a lifetime.

To sign up your son for an amazing year of Cub Scouting, come to their registration event at the First Christian Church, 300 South Main Street on Thursday August 20th at 6:30 pm. The cost is $38 for 1st graders and $36 for 2nd thru 5th graders. For more information, please contact Travis Huber, Cubmaster at bthuber78@gmail.com or Robert Shearer, Assistant Cubmaster at Rk.7678@yahoo.com.

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