What is the University of Scouting? The University of Scouting is an adult leader’s learning adventure! It is an action-packed, fun-filled single day of supplemental training where you choose the sessions you wish to take. Sessions are led by experienced volunteers and professionals who will help you enhance your ability to deliver a fun and exciting program to the scouts.
Jason Ash (Tiger Den Leader) and Stephani Carter (Wolf Den Leader) will be attending University of Scouting this year. We thank them for their dedication to Cub Scouts and Pack 229.
The Village, which has been designated Grayson County’s official museum, has been described as one of the county’s “Best Kept Secrets.”
When walking into the Frontier Village the boys started off in the Visitor’s Center. There they found a museum brimming with artifacts (gifts from people throughout Grayson County) from the days long ago.
Next they took a stroll through the past outside. A time capsule of local history, Frontier Village consists of 11 historic homes including the county’s oldest school, a country store, old church, newspaper office, a museum, and research center. There are collections of mule-drawn farm implements and early hand tools; even a portable jail that housed county prisoners working on roads before 1920.
The boys enjoyed a great winter camp out at Eisenhower State Park January 15th, 16th, and 17th. Activities included hiking, outdoor cooking with dutch ovens, roasting marshmallows, exploring, and camping in cold weather.
Saturday started off with a great breakfast including scrambled eggs cooked in a dutch oven, hot chocolate, sausage, and pancakes. Shortly after breakfast a light snowfall started with nice large snowflakes that didn’t even slow the boys down.
Stephani Carter (Wolf Den Leader), Brittanie Heathington (Webelos Den Leader), & Jeremy Gerdes (Cubmaster) all received spark plug awards. The District “Spark Plug” award is presented annually to those Scouters who have made outstanding contributions to further Scouting and its ideals in the Lonestar District through their hard work and dedication in their unit, the district or the Council.