ELIZABETH, NJ – On Thursday, November 1, Cub Scouts from Pack 118 chartered to Bernice’s Place at the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless to learn basic fire building skills while demonstrating various character traits exemplified in the Boy Scout Law.

Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America has partnered with the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless for over 5 years to provide Scouting programs to homeless and at-risk youth in the Elizabeth area. Pack 118 meets every two weeks during the school year where they learn basic Scout skills and participate in an annual Pinewood Derby and Rain Gutter Regatta, among other Cub Scout traditions.

At last week’s meeting Scouts were separated into small groups and used tinder, kindling, and fuel wood to build a fire. While enjoying their camp-fire each group put on a skit demonstrating one of the tenants of the Boy Scout Law. The Scouts also began to practice for their color guard duties at the annual Hoops to End Homelessness charity basketball game.

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For more information about outreach programs in Scouting, please contact Unit Service Executive Charlean Mahon at Charlean.mahon@scouting.org or 973-524-4459. To support outreach programs in our area, visit ppcbsa.org.

For information on joining Cub Scouts or Scouts BSA in your school please visit: BeAScout.org

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