Odin Cub Scout Pack 120
By Dana Buchhorn
Scouting in America began when William Boyce made a trip to England. He was lost in the fog when a scout helped him through the fog as a good turn. Boyce was impressed with the boy and scouting. He met with Baden-Powell and then he brought the scouting program to the United States. In 1910 Boys Scouts of America began. Later in 1930 the Cub Scout program began so the younger boys could also be a part of scouting. Cub Scouting creates character development, spiritual growth good citizenship, sportsmanship, family understanding, respectful relations, personal achievement, friendly service, adventure, and prepares the boys for Boy Scouting.
Odin Cub Scout Pack 120 is proud to be a part of Boy Scouts of America. We are a part of the new Lewis and Clark Council. We are currently a growing pack of 10 hardworking boys. We meet every week during the school year to work through our handbooks and learn the values of scouting. In the summer there are camps at Camp Joy, Salem Park, and other local locations. We have our fundraiser in October and appreciate all those who help our pack by buying popcorn. We also have our Scouting for Food Drive in November and we are very appreciative for the community’s help to collect food for Helping Hands food pantry. Our events also include a banquet in February to celebrate Scouting’s birthday, the Pinewood Derby, and the Raingutter Regatta. If you would like to be a part of Scouting call Council’s headquarters in Belleville at (618) 234-9111.