CUB CONTACT: Lee Danhauer Phone: 336-414-5045
BSA CONTACT: Amy Mills Phone: 336-462-1558
Boy Scout Troop 910
CONTACT: Amy Mills Phone: 336-462-1558
Currently, more than 45 young men from sixth grade through senior high are active participants in Boy Scout Troop 910 sponsored by St. Paul's. Many of these scouts are graduates of Cub Scout Pack 910, also sponsored by the parish. However, more than half of the members of Troop 910 are not members of St. Paul's, meaning that scouting is an important outreach program for our Parish.
Boy Scouts is a youth program founded in Great Britain in 1907. By 1910, the program was brought to America by William Boyce. By 1911, there were 5,000 troops in the United States. Today, there are over five million scouts and 50,000 troops in the United States. Boy Scout Troop 910 is one of the oldest troops in North Carolina. The troop's charter was issued April 17, 1918. The Troop celebrated 90 years of service to our youth in 2012.
Scouting is a youth program with the objectives of developing character, citizenship, and fitness. Troop 910 is a program that:
Promotes a life exemplifying the Scout Oath and Law
Provides community service as an important way of demonstrating good citizenship
Develops the character of young men
Promotes healthy activity
Promotes spiritual growth
Emphasizes outdoor skills
Provides an appreciation of the outdoors
Provides opportunities for leadership development through a youth-led program
Provides each scout with the opportunity to achieve the Eagle rank if they are so motivated
Troop 910 works very hard to be a youth-led troop. This means that the scouts plan and execute the meetings and activities. Adults are there to ensure the safety of the scouts and provide guidance to the youth leaders as they learn about leadership. The troop, which is part of the Old Hickory Council of Boy Scouts of America, meets at the church every Monday night during the school year and, in addition, has a goal of having one camping outing every month. Scouts also have the opportunity to participate in Boy Scout summer camp at Camp Raven Knob or in one of four high adventure camps offered through scouting in other parts of the country.
Cub Scout Pack 910
CONTACT: Lee Danhauer Phone: 336-414-5045
While in Cub Scouts, boys grow and mature, gaining skills and knowledge plus the self-confidence that comes with the Cub Scouting experience. For the boys, it is mostly about FUN through den activities with their peers and pack events like the Parent-Scout Camporee, camping at Carolina Beach State Park, fall hike, Pinewood Derby, roller skating, skiing, Blue & Gold Banquet, sleepovers at the NC Zoo and SciWorks, the annual picnic and summer residence camps.
For the 2013–2014 year, Pack enrollment was 65 boys. Cub Pack 910 has been blessed to have more than 20 volunteer adult leaders and the active involvement of parents from both inside and outside the parish.
At this time, the majority of our Cub Scouts come from families from outside the St. Paul’s community (approximately 70%). Pack 910 therefore serves as both outreach to the community and an opportunity to welcome new families to St. Paul’s.
The national Cub Scouting program, formed as a part of Boy Scouts of America in 1930, seeks to develop and foster caring, nurturing relationships between boys ages 7-11 and their parents, adult leaders, and friends.
Cub Scouting at St. Paul’s has the following purposes:
To positively influence character development and encourage spiritual growth
To help boys develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship
To encourage good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind and body
To improve understanding within the family
To strengthen boys’ ability to get along with other boys and respect other people
To foster a sense of personal achievement by helping boys develop new interests and skills
To show how to be helpful and do one’s best
To provide fun and exciting new things to do
To prepare boys to become Boy Scouts