Cub Scout Pack 431 is preparing for its inaugural Community Yard Sale Fundraiser, which will provide funds for den and pack activities this summer.
"We're just going to get donations from all our Scouts and their families and sell the items to raise money for the pack," said pack activities director Rob Lyons. "The pack itself has been around about 30 years. Every year, we have to raise money for Scout leader training, re-charting, supplies for our pinewood derby, supplies for den meetings and different events throughout the year - hiking trips and camping trips."
The Community Yard Sale will be held June 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in East Brainerd. Lyons said there will be a wide variety of items for sale including a swing set, entertainment centers, electronic items, clothing, furniture and more.
Pack 431 has grown in the last several years from around a dozen boys to the 85 Scouts that are currently enrolled. Cub master Jamie Cook retired from the position this spring and the new cub master, Jason Dubendorfer, has taken up the reins of the extra large pack of youth.
Lyons said each pack is made up of several dens with each den representing a different level and age of Scout: Tiger for first-graders, Wolf for second-graders, Bear for third-graders, Webelos I for fourth-graders and Webelos II for fifth-graders. Each level is provided a booklet with different achievements and lessons that must be learned such as being courteous, thinking of others and manners.
Pack 431 hosted its annual Blue and Gold banquet last week, where Cub Scouts gathered donations of food and household necessities for the Apison area tornado victims. The Webelos also spent two Saturdays in the community helping clean up damaged areas.
Pack 431 meets at Christ United Methodist Church once a month. For more information email Pack 431 at firstname.lastname@example.org.