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.