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Colonial Beach, Virginia

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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… 

AMERICAN 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 scouting.

 

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: 

Over 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:

Edna Jenkins             1987 - 1991

Jimmy Staples           1991 - 1995

Gene Gouldman, Jr.    1995 – 1997

Jay Jenkins                1997 - 1999

Billy Roberts               1999 - 2001

Stephanie Berry          2001 - 2004

Kitty Norris                 2004 - present

 

Assistant Cubmaster 

Gene Gouldman, Jr.  1991 - 1995

Frank A. Alger, Jr.     1995 - 1997

 

Committee Chairpersons:

Jack Mortimer                       1987 - 1990

Kitty Norris                           1990 - 1999

Stephanie Berry                    1999 - present

 

Leaders over the years and still involved; Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and WEBELOS:

Frank A. Alger, Jr.

Carol A. Alger

Patty King

Debbie Miller

Mike Berry

Cliff Sandy

Mark Phipps

Missey Lee

Stephen Lee

 

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.

 

If you know someone who is interested in joining as a scout, an adult volunteer, or as a Contributor… Please Call: 804-224-2093 or

E-Mail: troop258cbva@msn.com, to talk to the Scoutmaster.

Cub Scout Pack 258 Colonial Beach, VA

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Pack 258's
Kings Dominion
Fear Fest Campout

Please get in touch to offer comments and join our Cub Scout Pack.
POC: Frank A. Alger, Jr. 804-224-2093 or troop258cbva@msn.com

Copyright Nov 2008, Cub Scout Pack 258 CBVA