Pack 137 still accepting new members
The newly formed Lion Scouts of Philipstown Pack 137 had its first couple of meetings, created their totem pieces and did some hiking and exercise for “Healthy Habits” achievement. More recently, the Lion Scouts have begun their newest theme of “Life Skills” with a trip to the North Highlands Fire Department. The fire department allowed the scouts to tour the firehouse, watch a demonstration on fire safety and equipment and tour the inside of a fire truck.
The Lion Scouts had their first pack meeting at the Philipstown Recreation Department, where all the Cub Scouts typically convene on a monthly basis. They were able to meet some older Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and watch and be a part of the meeting where all enjoyed scouting traditions. They watched an official flag ceremony, sang silly songs, created a cool craft, received achievement badges, cheered on their fellow scouts for their achievements and much more.
Philipstown Pack 137 has grown to over 50 scouts with over 30 families involved, and has been graciously chartered by the Little Stony Point Association for many years. The pack welcomes new scouts between kindergarten and fourth grade. Those interested in having their sons join the cub scouting program, contact Gary Gunther at 845-265-9199 or email at [email protected].
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