Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July Core Value & Summer Service Project

  • The core value for July is COURAGE.  Courage is being brave and doing what is right regardless of our fears, the difficulties, or the consequences.
Exploring new territory and challenging oneself with new skills takes a certain amount of courage. Cub Scouts will benefit from the experiences offered to them from Cub Scouts... we know it requires a LOT of courage to learn new skills!  

When we begin to feel that life is hard and the task before us is more than we can handle, stop and remember those who forged the trails before us.  They left for a life in the unknown.  They didn't know what lay ahead of them, but with courage they moved on.  They hiked over mountains and through dry hot deserts, just to name a few of their difficulties. But they drew upon their faith, and their courage and determination to get the job done.

I thought this photo really summed up what "courage" meant to me... and it is a great segue into our SUMMER COMMUNITY SERVICE DRIVE. 

Next month will be our Raingutter Regatta at the Hidden Lakes Clubhouse.  During this time, we will be collecting items for USO to provide the men and women of the armed forces who travel through the DFW Airport.  You see, they put out a call for help because their donations are dwindling!  We have to help!  We will be collecting the following items for the USO to help support our service members:

Single-Serving Sized Snack and Drink Items: 
Cases of chocolate bars
Variety pack chips
Trail Mix
Kellogg's Rice Crispy Treats
Beef Jerky
Peanuts/Mixed Nuts
Sunflower Seeds
Granola and/or Protein Bars
Chewing Gum
Cases of Apple/Orange Juice and Juice Boxes
Bottled Water

Batteries (all sizes)
1 lb. Bags of Starbucks - Medium Roast Breakfast Blend
New Coloring Books and Crayons
New Children's Toys/Stuffed Animals
New or Like-New DVDs
New or Like-New games for X Box, X Box 360, Play Station 2, Play Station 3, and Wii
9" Microwave Safe Paper Plates
Rolls of Paper Towels
12 oz. Foam Cups

Baby Powder
Shaving Cream
Deodorant (men's and women's)
Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
Lip Balm/Chap stick

Please encourage your entire family to participate in collecting items for this worthy cause!  If you are unable to make the Regatta, please bring your donations to April Driggers' home before the Regatta so that everything can be delivered together to the USO.

Enjoy your time together as a family this Summer, your fellow Scouts and Leaders at Pack 1910 look forward to seeing you soon!  Stay safe, drink plenty of water (we know what happens when you don’t!) and HAVE FUN!