Cub Scouts encourages learning, family bonding

SHERBURNE – The Sherburne Cub Scouts of Pack 66 has been a long-standing tradition in the community and a source of growth and learning for numerous young boys and their families. The group has been around for approximately 59 years and is sponsored by the Sherburne Rotary Club. Boys from grades one to five participate, while Boy Scouts includes grade 6 and up.

“It's a program that basically incorporates learning with fun,” said Cub Master Paula Howard. “We also have a strong parenting skills section.”

Cub Scouts serves as a precursor to Boy Scouts. Per the Boy Scouts of America website, it provides “a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.”

Howard explained that Cub Scouts meetings cater to parent and child oriented fun that goes towards an elective. Meetings take place on Tuesday nights throughout the school year at 6 p.m., with the whole group meeting once a month.

Often different games are played, such as “minute to win it” and derby cars. The boys are also taught basic survival skills such as using a map and compass, geocaching, and other nature-centered skills.

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