The Boys Scouts and Cub Scouts are a great development, leadership program for boys entering 1st grade thru 5th grade (Cub Scouts) and 5th grade thru 12th grade (Boy Scouts).  After the age of 18 years, boys must graduate from Boy Scouts into other scouting formats such as Venturers or adult leaders.  The Boy Scout Troop 772 sponsored by DUMC has recorded over 50 Eagle Scouts since their inception.  The Cub Scouts routinely have 45-70 boys each year broken into groups by age – Tiger (1st grade), Wolf (2nd grade), Bear (3rd grade), Webelos 1 (4th grade) and Webelos ii (5th grade).  The Cub Scout program is family based with an emphasis on parent-child involvement at both meetings and campouts.

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

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Twice a year (October and May) a family campout is held, location to be determined by leadership.  The first week after school ends in June, Deep Run Park sponsors the Heart of Virginia Council Day camp program for about 350 +/- scouts. A parent chaperone is required for at least 1 day if your child is registered.  An adult/parent volunteer serves as leader for each rank with additional parent/adult volunteers for other leadership positions.  Each week the respective leader plans activities revolving around rank advancement.

The Boy Scout program is “scout lead” with up to 10-12 Assistant Scout Masters and 1 Scout Master typically comprised of past parents/leaders/Eagle scouts.  A monthly activity is planned, usually involving a campout type outing.  There are various summer outings coordinated from summer camp usually the last week of June or 1st week of July for a week typically at a scout leadership selected site ranging from Pa to TN or GA.  Also in alternate years is Sea base.  A high adventure outing for scouts age 14 or older and completing the 8th grade to either Key West FL or St Thomas USVI.  The program centers around seamanship skill learning aboard a 80′-90′ sailboat.  Also available every 4 years is the national Scout Jamboree in West Virginia where upwards of 2000-3000 scouts from around the world gather to learn, play, share boy scout skills.

DUMC sponsors Troop 772 for the Boy Scouts lead by Mike Henley, and Pack 772 for the Cub Scouts lead by Jeff Butler.  Both groups meet Mondays from 7-8:30 unless otherwise determined.  Mike’s email is mike.henley@dgs.virginia.gov. Jeff Butler’s email is scoutbutler@outlook.com.

Both the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts follow the Henrico County Public School calendar.  Thus when school is out, no meetings.  The respective leaders may have specific gatherings over the summer depending on participation.

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