St. Michael's Lutheran Church is the chartering organization of multiple scout units. These units are an important part of our youth ministry serving the entire community.
Cub Scout Pack 1 serves boys and girls in grades K though 5, ages 5-11. Youth are grouped into Dens based on age or grade that meet weekly or semi-weekly. The entire Pack with their families meets once a month so the scouts can display what they have learned and enjoy skits, songs, and games. Other activities include weekend camping and overnight stays at varied venues such as historic sites, museums, baseball parks, and zoos; plus the traditional Pinewood Derby model car race, Blue & Gold Banquet, and Summer Camp. The Pack also performs community service such as road clean up and food drives. We also march in parades and visit local retirement/nursing homes for Christmas caroling and fellowship. Although the goal is to develop moral character and a sense of citizenship, the emphasis is on FUN.
Facebook: Pack 1 Facebook page
Scout Troop 1 B consists of boys ages 11 to 18 that are grouped into Patrols of mixed age and experience that meet weekly. Here the goal is to provide opportunities for boys to develop leadership skills, where individuals can advance at their own pace. They plan and run weekly meetings working on a wide variety of scouting skills while advancing in rank and stature; the older boys in leadership roles teaching newer members. In addition to passing on knowledge directly, senior boys set the example of respect and responsibility by living the Scout Oath and Law. Troop 1 B is boy-run. Adult leaders provide guidance and support in a variety of roles from Scoutmaster to Committee Member, or simply volunteering to help at a particular event. With an emphasis on the outdoors, regular activities include mountain biking, Klondike Derby, swimming, canoeing, fishing, parades, and of course plenty of camping. St. Michael's is ready to form a Troop 1 G for girls as soon as enough interested girls can be assembled for a new unit.
Facebook: Troop1 Facebook page
Venture Crew 1 is open to boys and girls ages 14 to 21. This unit is not currently active.
Chartered Organization Representative: Joel B. Grove