Colonial Beach Scouting News
Dateline Colonial Beach – Co- written by Kitty Norris &
Frank Alger (CBVA Editor)
Colonial Beach’s Cub Scout Pack 258 celebrated their 20 Year Anniversary this year.
The Pack's Beginnings…
ROOTS, and Boy Scouting, run deep in the Town of Colonial Beach, and in the surrounding counties of Westmoreland, Richmond,
Lancaster, Northumberland, Esses, King and Queen, King William, and Middlesex. Colonial Beach Cub Scout Pack 258 is a member
of the RIVERS DISTRICT (originally the Northern Neck & Rappahannock Districts) of the Heart of Virginia Council.
Remember… George Washington was born here in the Northern Neck, as was James Monroe, Richard Henry Lee, and Robert
E. Lee. The first president’s birthplace is a point of pride in this Northern Neck County of Westmoreland, as is the
home of the Lee family, which includes the only two brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence.
The wide expanse of the Potomac
River, the Colonial era’s equivalent of Interstate 95, was the waterway that made Westmoreland an 18th-century political power. Its waters, and rich fields that ran from its shore westward to the Rappahannock River, supplied a living for the
early colonists of
Westmoreland. Here in the Town of Colonial Beach, Westmoreland
County, the same toil that helped build a nation continues today…
the only difference? Our Scouting Program is tasked with raising and teaching young men to serve others by helping to instill
values in them, and in other ways to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential
as citizens of Colonial Beach and America. The values we strive to instill are found in the
Boy Scout Oath and Law.
In the fall of September 1987 Pack 258 was started and sponsored by the Colonial
Beach Baptist Church,
Colonial Beach, VA. The pack
began with fifteen boys comprising 3 Cub dens and 5 Tiger Cubs. The leaders were Edna Jenkins, Cubmaster; Jack Mortimer, Committee
Chair; Vicki Cooke and Karen Thomas as leaders; and Jane Hopkins and Peggy Evans, Committee Members. The Pack is operated
by volunteers who are willing to give their time, energy, and money.
Please... remember this and try to find areas where your talents and time can help. The main theory of Cub Scouting
is KISMIF… Keep It Simple, Make It Fun… for the boys. They will one day become the future leaders for boys in
The Purposes of Cub Scouting [Since 1930 the Boy Scouts of America
has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting]
Cub Scouting is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7,
8, 9, and 10 years of age). Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting. Currently,
Cub Scouting is the largest of the BSA's three traditional membership divisions. (The others are Boy Scouting and Venturing.)
The 10 purposes of Cub Scouting are:
1. Character Development
2. Spiritual Growth
3. Good Citizenship
4. Sportsmanship and Fitness
5. Family Understanding
6. Respectful Relationships
7. Personal Achievement
8. Friendly Service 9. Fun and Adventure
10. Preparation for Boy Scouts
20 years of Cub Scouting:
the last 20 years the Pack has participated in numerous events, some on an annual basis, including:
• Blue and Gold Banquet
• Pinewood Derby.—Pack Level
• Pinewood Derby—District level
• Trips to the Smithsonian Museum
in Washington, DC
• Trips to the Science museum in Richmond, VA.
• Annual “Scouting for Food”, Town of Colonial Beach, VA
• Rain Gutter Regatta—Pack Level
• Space Derby—Pack Level
• Potomac River Festival Parades—Marching and Floats
• Annual Halloween Party
• Annual Fear Fest/Halloween Haunt Campout at Kings Dominion
• Annual Thanksgiving Banquet with guest speakers
• Annual Christmas Party
• Family Campouts
• Trips to the Westmoreland Berry Farm.
• District Fishing Derby
• Hockey Games in Richmond
• Basketball Games in Richmond
• Baseball Games in Richmond
• Cub Scout Day Camps
• Cub Scout week at Camp Brady Saunders
• And much, much more.
The Pack’s and the Troop’s “Scouting for Food”
has been a yearly community service project performed by the Scouts and the Leaders to help the needy. The Scout Promise and
Motto are to help the young men to follow good examples of becoming strong leaders.
Cubmasters of Pack 258:
Staples 1991 - 1995
Gouldman, Jr. 1995 – 1997
1997 - 1999
Gouldman, Jr. 1991 - 1995
A. Alger, Jr. 1995 -
1987 - 1990
1999 - present
the years and still involved; Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and WEBELOS:
A. Alger, Jr.
Colonial Beach may be a very small tourist type town,
and everyone seems to be busy with one thing or another, but Scouts and Scouters always seem to have time to help others,
wave, smile, or give a cheerful greeting.
you know someone who is interested in joining as a scout, an adult volunteer, or as a Contributor… Please Call: 804-224-2093
firstname.lastname@example.org, to talk to the Scoutmaster.