Saturday, June 09, 2007

Borromeo Cub Pack 351 Wins National Award

Cub Pack 351 St. Charles Borromeo of the Boy Scouts of America won the Gold Medallion for Region 9, which is made up of the states of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa at the Cathedral Basilica. The scouts attend school at the Academy of the Sacred Heart and St. Charles Borromeo. They also received a proclamation from St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlman. Ehlman also told the scouts he had once belonged to the cub pack and Boy Scout troop.

This national award recognized the outstanding utilization by Pack 351 as an arm of Youth Ministry under the auspices of the National Catholic Committee on scouting to deepen the Catholic faith of youth. Pack 351 primarily serves the students of St. Charles Borromeo parish school and the Academy of the Sacred Heart. Chris Keesey was the Cub Master when the Cub Pack won the award and Pat Smyers is the current cub master.

Some of the ways the pack has served the parish are: serving monthly as greeters at mass, assist elderly unload their grocery donations for the “Meal-A-Month” program, cleaning up both school grounds three times, working at booths for parish fundraisers, donating time and goods for both dinner auctions and other activities and service projects with the parish and community.

This is the first time in the archdiocese of St. Louis that a troop and a pack have been awarded the Gold Medallion from the entire region.

Bob Baronovic is the Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 351 at St. Charles Borromeo.