Cub Scout Pack 211’s first meeting will take place on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Daleville.  All interested boys, first through fifth graders (homeschoolers, too), are welcome to join and enjoy Cub Scouting.

“We are excited to form Pack 211, adding to the number of scouting units in Botetourt County,” says Ken McFadyen, cubmaster for the new pack.

Pack 211 plans to meet twice per month and to have one special outing per month.

“Families are incredibly busy these days, so we decided to meet only two week nights per month and to include one outing or special activity per month. This way, families should have time for other activities while getting the benefits from scouting,” comments Angela Pace, pack committee chair.

Cub Scouting involves learning about the Scout Oath and Law, going on campouts, participating in activities including archery and engineering, and every spring making pinewood derby cars to race.

The Scout Law reads, “A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.”

“The Scout Law includes important values for young people to learn early in life and the Scout Oath and Law stay with kids who participate in scouting for the rest of their lives.  I became a cub scout in 1977 and I clearly remember learning the important values of trust, loyalty, kindness and others,” says McFadyen.

“For families that may not be able to attend on August 31, our next meeting will be on September 15 during the late afternoon. And, we are holding an open house on September 25, beginning at 5:30, at St. Mark’s to share more information about our pack and about scouting,” says says Gilbert Armour, pack committee member and active Scouter.

Interested parents or guardians should contact Ken McFadyen, cubmaster, at 540-580-1232.