The cub scout organization encourages family participation. Here are some of the fantastic activities that our scouts, and their families, have participated in.
Come out and join us on our next adventure!
October 9, 2004: Morrow Mountain: Pack 582 went to Morrow Mountain for some outdoor fun! First, our group of 24 scouts and parents had a guided tour of the Kron Historic House by state park ranger Ron Anundson. Ranger Anundson told the group about the important and interesting life of Dr. Kron during the 1800's. After a tour of the house, infirmary and grounds, we all headed to the top of Morrow Mountain for lunch and a hike. A beautiful day!
October 22-24, 2004: Fall Camporee: Wow, what a great camporee! Pack 582 was represented by 22 cub scouts, plus parents, relatives, and leaders! The scouts participated in many camporee events, including a hike, scavenger hunt, field games, flag raising, uniform inspection, peanut hunt, and a bonfire. Our scouts also accomplished several events to earn the "Leave No Trace" patch, the theme of this Fall's camporee. During the cub awards ceremony, our scouts walked away with several ribbons, including 1st Place in Uniform Inspections. Great job parents getting them prepared! All four award ribbons will be presented at the next Pack meeting. See you there!
November 20, 2004: School cleanup: As a "thank you" to SFL school, each year the scouts clean up the grounds around the school. We had 25 scouts, plus parents, siblings and scout leaders come out for this Fall's cleanup! The kids did a great job picking up sticks and pinecones, plus raking up a truckload of leaves. After the cleanup, everyone headed to a local animal rescue farm. There the owners showed the scouts rescued pigs, sheep, goats, and horses. The boys had the opportunity to get up close and feed the animals.
December 7, 2004: Carthage Christmas Parade: Our scouts and parents had a wonderful (and warm) time this year at the Carthage parade. We all rode a furnished float courtesy of Farm Bureau Insurance and other local businesses. The boys had a great time tossing candy to this year's huge crowd of onlookers. Most of the boys were out of candy by the time we reached the courthouse! Warm weather for a change made this year's outing even more enjoyable.
December 9, 2004: Pack Meeting: Our scouts brought in their canned good's for this year's food drive. All proceeds will benefit local families in need. One new Bear scout earned his Bobcat badge and six Webelos scouts received their Outdoorsman awards. Well done! The meeting ended with the boys making a Christmas ornament.
February 27, 2005: Blue and Gold Banquet at Culdee Presbyterian: Great turnout for this year's banquet! Many of our scouts received their advancement badges at the banquet. The local Marine Corps League presented the color guard. An Eagle Scout from Troop 852 spoke to the boys about his experiences as a Scout. Great food and great company topped off the evening. Congratulations to our Scouts! Well done!
March 19, 2005: Pinewood Derby: Wow, what a great event for the boys! Nineteen racers entered their derby cars in this year's race. All are winners! Each boy had the opportunity to race his car in 6 separate heats. After the race, our boys were given a special treat--one of the scout parents brought a real drag racer for the boys to look over! All our scouts took home trophies for a great job and great sportsmanship!
April 2, 2005: Malcolm Blue Farm: Unfortunately Spring Break and poor weather kept our turnout low for this event. But the parents and boys who attended did a great job helping with the cleanup project at MBF. Several other groups also participated. Lunch was provided and the boys met with a civil war historian. He discussed the battle of Monroe's Crossroads that took place only a few miles away. He also showed the boys several original weapons used by Civil War soldiers.
April 16, 2005: Rocket Buiding: We had a large turnout at Michael's craft store for this fun event. Each boy built a model rocket from kits supplied by the store. Next month we will launch our rockets!
May 13-15, 2005: Spring Camporee: Eleven scouts and their families attended this year's camporee. Beautiful weather and fun were on the agenda this weekend. Our boys had an awesome time and came home with 3 ribbons for the pack flag. They even put on a skit for the camporee bonfire--great job! Last but not least, Pack 582 is the proud owner of the Spirit Stick. Yeah!!!
June 10-11, 2005: Morrow Mountain camping: Our small group of campers had an awesome time. Although rain was threatening at home, we enjoyed great weather with no threat of rain. Our campsite was in a very nice forested location complete with clean showers and flush toilets! After some breakfast burritos our boys tackled a very tough but rewarding 2 mile trail up Hattaway Mountain. During our time at MM we saw many deer.
September 8, 2005: Join Scouting Night: A great night for our pack. We had 21 new cub scouts join Pack 582, plus 3 new leaders!
October 16, 2005: Corn Maze, Presley Farms: Wow, what fun! Our scouts plus parents, friends, and siblings searched their way through the maze to find six different stations. The Presleys put a lot into this project! After the maze we had two groups head out for hayrides. A perfect day with clear skies and nice temperatures.
November 19, 2005: School Cleanup and Jim's Gems: Today our scouts and families completed a service project by doling our annual Fall cleanup at SFL school. Over 25 boys and their families came out to help. After the cleanup, the kids headed to the Greisz home where Jim's Gems was waiting. Mr. Jim explained to the kids about the different types of gem rocks and then they had a chance to "find" rocks using a water trough. Great fun plus hotdogs for everyone. The boys also picked up their popcorn orders for delivery.
February 26, 2006: Blue and Gold Banquet: Our annual awards banquest was held at our Savior Lutheran Church. We enjoyed an Italian, covered dish dinner, and cake. In addition to receiving awards and advancements, the boys were treated to a magician's show.
March 18, 2006: Pinewood Derby
April 7-9th, 2006: Spring Camporee
April 29th, 2006: Aviation Day: The boys and their parents gathered at the Carthage airport and enjoyed flights with a number of volunteer pilots; qualifying them for the Young Eagles program. Afterwards, the boys launched their rockets.
June 10th, 2006: Year End Picnic: The boys and their parents enjoyed a hot dog and hamburger cookout. We also held a bridging ceremony for the cubscouts that were moving up to boyscouts.
June 26-30th, 2006: Scout Day Camp.
August 20th, 2006: Mudcats Game: A number of the boys and their families met at a Carolina Mudcats game.
September 23rd, 2006: We kicked off a new year of scouting with a cookout at the farm.
October 27-29th, 2006: Fall Camporee: Friday evening was a near washout. A few brave souls braved leaking tents and continous wind, to be rewarded with a chance to dry out with sun and warmer temperatures on Saturday. Saturday evening provided a larger camping crew. Several of the leaders provided their favorite chili for the scouts and their families. Pack 582 again took home first place for best campsite!
March 11, 2007: Blue and Gold Banquet: We enjoyed an Italian style meal, catered by Talbert's Catering. The night's entertainment was in the form of skits, acted out by each den. Scouts received their advancement badges, and awards for their other achievements.
March 24, 2007: Pinewood Derby: The scouts and their families met at Sandhills Farm Life school for the annual Pinewood Derby race.
May 4, 2007: Mudcats Baseball: A number of the scouts and their families enjoyed a Carolina Mudcats baseball game, in Zebulon.
June 9, 2007: Year End Picnic: Scouts and their families enjoyed hot dogs and hamburgers, at the Southern Pines Reservoir Park. Scout master RJ Clark led the boys on a geocaching expedition.
August 22, 2007: Bowling: Several of the scouts and their families enjoyed an evening of bowling at Sandhills Bowling.
September 29, 2007: Beginning of the Scouting Year Picnic: Cooler temperatures and low humidity made for an excellent afternoon to enjoy hamburgers, hotdogs, and all the fixings at Southern Pines Reservoir Park.
September 20, 2008: Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve: It was a wonderful pre-fall morning to meet at the Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve in Southern Pines. We enjoyed a hike on one of the paths and a bag lunch afterwards.
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