Troop 868 in Action


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Troop 868 was pleased to visit Cub Scout Pack 685 at their spring campout and conduct a crossover ceremony for second year Webelos who had decided to join our troop.  We arrived late afternoon and our scouts took the Cubs by dens and taught them skits that they later performed for parents at an evening campfire.  After sharing a delicious dinner of barbequed pork chops (courtesy of Pack 685 and Chef Mac McBride), the Pack conducted their May Pack Meeting in the great outdoors at Camp Crooked Creek.  Three Webelos crossed over into Troop 868 and were each presented with a troop neckerchief, troop numeral patch, and "experienced" red shoulder tabs donated by Troop 868 Eagle Scouts.  Scoutmaster Bob Meek greeted the troop's newest members who were immediately welcomed by other scouts into the troop.  After several skits, Troop 868 scouts conducted a flag retirement ceremony to close the campfire program.  Energetic Cubs and family members then took a 3-mile "night hike" around the camp's 14-acre lake.  The troop departed from the Cub camp about midnight.  We welcome Aaron, Chris, and Matt into Troop 868 and look forward to walking the Eagle Trail with them.  We also acknowledge the excellent program offered by Pack 685 and look forward to having other Cub Scouts from that unit continue into Boy Scouting with Troop 868 in the future.

Stephen, Philip, Tim, and Tyler pretend they're holding up the troop bus (that was parked at an angle on a hillside next to the road). Pack 685 Cubmaster Maureen Dukes, assisted by other pack leaders, conducts an outdoor Pack Meeting.
During the Crossover Ceremony, Life Scout Tim prepares to place a troop neckerchief on new scout Chris.  Scoutmaster Bob Meek explains the significance of the "experienced" shoulder loops that are about to be presented by T868 Eagle Scouts.
Philip helps a den of Tiger Cubs perform a campfire skit about a submarine.   Scouts Tim, John, and Stephen supervise the skit they taught to a combined group of Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts.
Tim (left) and Chris (right) share a laugh with Assistant Scoutmaster Paul Guzman (center) after the campfire program.  Cubs, Boy Scouts, parents, and family members took a night hike around the lake at Camp Crooked Creek.