Brookland’s Pack 98 Continues Over 50 Years Of Tradition At Scouting Night Thursday!

Cub Scout Pack 96 Brookland NE Washington DC
Cub Scouts logo credit: Boy Scouts of America

Bryan, the Cubmaster of Brookland’s Pack 98 contacted us about the start up of scouting season. Pack 98 has a long history in our neighborhood, with over 50 years of enriching the lives of Brookland boys by teaching them respect for nature, sportsmanship, teamwork, and the importance of community service. Here’s what Bryan had to say:

Do you have boys in your family 7 to 10 years old or in grades 1 to 5 (Cub Scouts) or boys 11 to 16 years old?  If so, we invite you to join us for the Pack 98 and Troop 98 Join Scouting Night this Thursday!

** Pack 98 and Troop 98 Join Scouting Night this Thursday at 7pm **
Learn more about Cub Scout Pack 98 and Boy Scout Troop 98, meet the adult leaders and volunteers and register for the new scouting year at our Join Scouting Night on Thursday, September 19 at 7pm at St. Anthony’s Church and School,12th & Monroe Streets, NE; we will be in the lower level of Margot Hall.  The boys are not required to attend, as there will not be any Den meetings, but they’re welcome to come and say hello to their fellow scouts.
We’re very excited to welcome back Troop 98 to our Brookland neighborhood this year!  With so many Pack 98 Webelos crossing over to Boy Scouts last scouting year and others asking, we have enough boys for Boy Scout Troop 98!  We’re looking for more boys and adult volunteers of all ages to help with both Pack 98 and Troop 98 this year.
Cub Scout Pack 98 is for boys in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years of age. Boys who are older than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade, can no longer join Cub Scouting, but they may be eligible to join Troop 98 depending on their age and grade level.
Boy Scout Troop 98 is for boys age 11, or at least 10 and have completed the fifth grade, or have earned the Cub Scout Arrow of Light Award, and have not yet turned 18.
Can’t make it this Thursday? No worries, you can sign up at any regular Pack 98 or Troop 98 meeting.

Pack 98 is a welcoming pack and does not discriminate against any potential scout, family, or leader, including based on sexual orientation.  Anyone who is committed to the goals of scouting  is encouraged to join. Pack 98 parents are encouraged to be active, by serving as den leaders or assistants, helping with administrative functions, and  attending camping trips and other weekend events. Check out Pack 98’s website here.

3 thoughts on “Brookland’s Pack 98 Continues Over 50 Years Of Tradition At Scouting Night Thursday!”

  1. I LOVE Pack 98. My boys learned about resilience and teamwork (as well as team challenges) as Cub Scouts. Oh, and many a game of Steal The Bacon. #baconMMMMMM They are men now, but still like bacon. Great feature, Shani!

  2. I was in Troop 98 in the mid sixties. Mr. Williams and Mr. Washington were the leaders. We went on only one camping trip to Harper’s Ferry the entire two years I was a member. We used the troop’s World War I surplus gear for the hike and camp. It was one of the worst experiences of my life. The back pack was a large wooden structure that seemed to weigh 50 lbs. and the slepping bag was a “mummy sack” that essentially consisted of an old blanket sewn together at the ends. I nearly died of hypothermia and stayed awake all that night out of fear of dying in my sleep.

    We also traveled to the Goshen camp the first year it opened, and that was weird because we were the only troop with black kids and many of the others there were racists.

  3. I have a different point of view of Troop 98. I was a member from 1981-1986. Mr. Wood was the scoutmaster. We went on camping trip every month, Goshen camp every year, and even Philmont. The scouts I had met and eventually be lifelong friends, The Belangers, The Woods, The Parks, and many others. For a Vietnamese refugee, fresh of the boat, Troop 98 was a heaven for me.

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