Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Cub Scouts to start dens in Wrangell


November 9, 2017

Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Assistant executive John Lubbers with the BSA's Great Alaska Council out of Anchorage helps prospective Cub Scouts try on gear for size during a recruitment drive on Monday at Evergreen Elementary. The Great Alaska Council is the product of a merger between the Western and Southeast Alaska councils back in 2006, and oversees Scout programs over most of the state.

The Cub Scouts held a recruiting drive at Evergreen Elementary School on Monday evening, with a number of boys and their parents stopping by to express interest.

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America is to promote youths to do things for themselves and for their communities, instilling among other things values of patriotism, courage and self-reliance. Part of the broader Scouting movement, Cub Scouts is geared toward elementary school boys from kindergarten through fifth grade. A pack is broken up by grade into dens, in ascending order Lions, Tigers, Wolf, Bear, and finally Webelos for...

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