Currently, Cub Scout Pack 33 and Boy Scout Troop 33 are the only remaining Boy Scout units remaining in Rush County. The two scouting entities are chartered through St. Mary’s School.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest youth organizations, currently boasting a membership of 2.7 million with an additional one million adult volunteers.
Depending on age, scouting is broken down into four levels: Tiger Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Explorers, with each level striving to train youth in the areas of citizenship, character development and self- reliance, through team building activities.
Members of Pack 33 and Troop 33 are combining their efforts and hosting a fish fry March 7 at the Knights of Columbus. The cost of the meal that includes baked or fried fish, side dishes, drink and deserts is $8.50 for adults and $6 for those 10 and younger. The event is dine in or carry out with all monies generated going to camping fees and to purchase equipment for the scouting units.
The current scouting leaders have worked diligently for a number of years to bring a safe, learning and growing scouting experience to area youth.
The Tiger Den leaders are Deidre and Barbara Remy, while Curt Vogle is the Cub Master and Jim Cowan, Tom Runnebohm, Larry Welter and Kim Curtis leading Boy Scout Troop 33.
Scouting is open to all boys from first grade to 18 years old. Meetings for cub scouts are held two to three times monthly beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Rush County Conservation Club located east of Rushville on SR 44.
Troop 33 members meet at 7 p.m. each Monday at the same location.
For additional information regarding the March 7 fundraising event, to purchase meal tickets or to learn more about the local scouting adventure, interested parties may call (765) 932-2378.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106.