Cub Scouts learn about scuba diving from a scuba instructor. Photos by Justin Sargent

By Justin Sargent
Boy Scout Troop 127

Our scouts are knee deep in sawdust as they use everything from power tools to sandpaper to craft speed cars for the iconic annual Pinewood Derby, which will take place Saturday, Feb. 24, at Sherman Avenue United Methodist Church. This year, in addition to the excitement of the races, we will have catered food from restaurants like Coopers Tavern. Race day will be a full, fun adventure experience. We always have some spare cars for young people interested in checking out cub scouting. Call or email our cub master for more details.

Pack 127 has been a leader in the effort to make cub scouting available to more families and children. This fall, Pack 127 will have dens for girls who want to enjoy the same great program we offer boys. To make sure we have the best possible success and opportunities for these pioneering girls, we are actively recruiting parent volunteers to be our first den leaders for these girls. Having volunteers early is crucial to a strong start.

As volunteers, we’ve found that training and preparation help us provide an amazing program to our children. If you are a parent of a girl in first through fifth grade and want to be part of making history with your daughter, the time is now. Contact our pack today and let’s build a better, more equitable future together.

Most weeks we meet as smaller grade-level groups called dens. These dens have age-appropriate events and activities and each month we come together as a full group to celebrate the things our scouts have accomplished. For these bigger meetings, we have guest speakers, such as first responders, a scuba instructor and a local bird expert. Coming up we are excited to have the bug ambassadors with their creepy crawly friends.

Do you know a child in first through fifth grade who would like to have fun learning and adventuring? We are always open to new families and potential scouts. Scouting builds character and opportunity through fun experiences. To get involved today or for more information, contact Pack 127 Cubmaster Lynnea Nielson at 443-8806 or lynnea_ruth@yahoo.com.