Guthrie Cub Scout Pack 850 has begun recruiting members for the year with an official recruitment Tuesday, October 1. Cub Master Larry Murrow said that the Cub Scout pack is welcoming students between the ages of kindergarten and 4th grade for membership.  Pack 850 is now coed, and both boys and girls are welcome to enroll. 

Cub Master Larry Murrow said that his favorite part about leading the pack is his ability to help instill a sense of respect for nature and the outdoors in the children he works with. 

“To help the students be aware of the outdoors and to respect the outdoors is so important,” Murrow said. “We teach the leave no trace policy, where we ensure that all of our pack members who go camping respect nature enough not to leave any trace that they have been there. We want to leave things exactly as we found them.”

Additionally, Murrow praises the organization for helping instill a sense of self-esteem and respect for others in the students. 

“They {the students} learn respect for their leaders and for others,” Murrow said. “They also learn to have confidence in themselves, as well as many other skills during their time in scouts.” 

At the pack’s recruitment the previous week, 23 attendees came to recruitment to learn more about scouting. 

“We had a great turn out,” Murrow said. “We are a coed pack now, and many girls also want to gain wilderness skills. We are excited for all the students who want to come be a part of our programming.” 

Murrow stressed that parents are also encouraged to help get involved with the pack. In order to be a scout leader, the individuals must be trained in anti-bullying initiatives, as well as go through a background check for maximum safety of all participants. 

Murrow stressed that is not too late to become involved.  For more information on the Cub Scout program, and other Scouts BSA groups, you can visit The Last Frontier Council website www.scoutingrocks.tv and Facebook page The Frontier Council. 

 “I would encourage anyone to join us at our Monday Night meeting at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Guthrie,” Murrow said. “We would love to let everyone come see how our pack meetings are run, as well as ask any questions you may have.” 

 

 

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