Boy Scouts

Scouting has been an integral part of Westminster’s missions from the day the church
began in 1963. The Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop have been offered their
programs to the youth of the church and community continuously since that time, making
Westminster’s Scouting programs two of the oldest in the midlands. During that time
Westminster has produced over fifty (50) Eagle Scouts. It is a wonderful testament to the
faithfulness of this congregation to developing youth into responsible citizens. Cub
Scouts are open to boys who are 6 years old or in the first grade up through fifth grade.
Boy Scouts are for boys age 11 or in the sixth grade until their 18 th birthday.

Our Scouts meet on Monday nights from around Labor Day until June. In addition to
weekly and special Pack activities, the Cub Scouts participate in Cuboree, Haunted
Forest, Blue and Gold Banquet, Pinewood Derby, and service projects like Scouting for
Food with the Boy Scout Troop. The Boy Scouts have special outings every month, like
camping, backpacking, cycling, canoeing, Camporees, shotgun and rifle shooting, Scout
Shows, and summer camp. Experienced Scouts can be elected into the Order of the
Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society, and participate in council and national OA
events. Individuals can attend National and World Scout Jamborees and High Adventure
Camps, like Philmont, Northern Tier, and Seabase. Opportunities for advanced
leadership training also abound.

The Scouting units function under the leadership of the Pack and Troop Committees,
which are chaired by Henry Sinclair and comprised of church members, parents, and
other interested adults.

For additional information, contact
Rick Wilson at 803-796- 8298 or scoutleader330@gmail.com