In May 2018 Pack 528 was founded to serve youth living in the Warren County Metropolitan Housing Village located at 990 East Ridge Road, Lebanon, by providing a traditional Cub Scout experience to underserved families whose tight family budgets won't stretch enough to cover expenses associated with participation in one of Lebanon's conventional packs. Our program is provided at no cost to the families we serve and is open to all who are looking for a traditional Cub Scout experience but cannot afford the fees typically associated with joining a pack. Children do not need to live in the East Ridge community to participate.
We are chartered by the Lebanon Optimist Club, and we meet weekly on Mondays in the Culture Room of the Metropolitan Housing Village Office.
We use the regular Cub Scout handbook to plan activities. Our scouts, boys and girls from Kindergarten - 5th grades, earn patches, pins, and belt loops based on their participation in our pack program. We strive to keep the "outing" in scouting with a strong outdoor program. Whenever weather and daylight permit, we are outside learning, playing, and growing. We teach Leave No Trace and Outdoor Code principles to older scouts and introduce younger scouts to these principles beginning with reduce, reuse, recycle activities.
We have canoed on the Little Miami River. We've learned about native American culture with a visit to Fort Ancient. We enjoyed a fun field trip to Blooms and Berries, created art with a visit to Brushes of Hope and, in Cub Scout tradition, had our first Pinewood Derby in 2019.
In the months to come we have planned a camp-out at Dan Beard Council's Cub World and Camp Craig. We will participate in a conservation activity with Warren County Soil and Water District. We'll take a nature walk, another canoe trip, and will visit Fort Ancient again.
We build character through setting a good example and providing nurturing activities on a weekly basis to all the scouts we serve in Pack 528. Our scouts learn basic outdoor skills, an appreciation of the natural world, and interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills needed to help them grow to be independent, self-sufficient, and productive adults in the community.
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