How This Ministry Operates:Immanuel’s Boy Scout program involves both Cub Scout Pack 61 and Boy Scout Troop 61. Both groups have been chartered (sponsored) by the Women in Ministry for more than 45 years. The Scout mission is to develop boys into responsible young Christian men. All boys (Immanuel members and non-members) from age 6 through 18 can be a scout. Boys can join at any age. Adults are also welcome.
Scouting Out Ways to Help at Immanuel and in the Community:The Cub Scouts recently purchased and put in flowers in the garden around the church sign. This is part of an annual tradition of spending 1-2 work days weeding and beautifying Immanuel’s grounds.
In the community, the Cub Scouts are helping with the construction of the new Butler Library by donating funds for carpet squares. They also took part in the Menomonee River Clean-up Day. The Boy Scouts have been busy this spring as well: they helped many children make potato race cars during Neighborhood FamilyFest in May.
How to Support This Ministry:Immanuel’s support is always appreciated during the aluminum can collection every 2nd Sunday of the month. The popcorn and wreath sale is also coming up this fall. This financial support has helped most of our scouts attend various fun filled and educational outings, campouts, summer camps, and high adventure trips (every several years). As the school year begins, the Scouts are starting another year of fun, fellowship, friendship, and growth. Cub Scouts is currently recruiting, especially boys going into first grade, but any boy from Immanuel or the surrounding neighborhood is welcome to join. If you don’t have any boys in your household, please tell your friends and neighbors about the program!
Making Memories:Cubmaster Eric Pankow says, “We hear many comments after outings (i.e. visiting the Coast Guard station, camp, tours, etc.) like, ‘I would never have great experiences like these with my family without Cub Scouting.’”
How to get involved:Our program is always in needed of interested youth and adults to accomplish our mission. Contact Scoutmaster Bill Schultz or Cubmaster Eric Pankow for additional information.