Did you know that our neighborhood scout group meets just a few miles away? That’s right. Both Cub Scout Pack 72 and Scouts BSA Troop 72 meet one hour a week during the school year at the Scout Hut at Skyland United Methodist Church (across from Dunkin’ Donuts). Open to boys and girls, scouting gatherings are a safe, fun and wholesome way for both parents and kids to spend quality time together.
“Scouting rewards the natural energy, curiosity and passion that kids already have and channels it into purposeful play and skill-building adventures that ultimately increase self-confidence and develop community awareness,” says Biltmore Park resident and Scout dad Michael Stone
Scouting has four primary aims: character development, leadership development, citizenship training and personal fitness. Oh, and did we mention fun? Last year, Cub Scouts camped at Camp Daniel Boone and on the Asheville Tourists’ baseball field, competed in a Pinewood Derby, attended the Honor Flight for Veterans, ran a canned-food drive, hiked and rode bikes as they earned awards for learning new skills.
“Scouting helps kids learn that they can make an impact and shape the world around them,” says Reed Bilbray, vice president of marketing–Daniel Boone Council, an Eagle Scout, Scout dad, and a Biltmore Park resident.
Many Biltmore Park families are part of Pack 72, including Katie & Tony Pfeiffer; Dara & Randy DeLeon; Sarah & Dwayne Carter; Jenny & Patrick Burgess; April & Al Messer; Ellen & Mike Stone; Elaine Potter & Annika Brock; Bonnie & Troy Phillips; Brandy & Ryder Lewis; Sandra & Reed Bilbray.
For more information, visit https://www.pack72avl.com for kids ages 5–10. Or https://www.troop72avl.com for kids ages 11–17.
Stephanie Corcoran, owner of The Little Gym in Gerber Village, sponsors Making a Difference.
Monday, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m. Cub Scout Pack 72 Membership Joining Night at Scout Hut at Skyland United Methodist Church