Flushing Pack 222 looking for Cubs

As they have every year since the 1940’s, Flushing’s Cub Scout Pack 255 is kicking off another year of character building for boys aged 7 to 10.
The scout group, which meets Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at Intermediate School 237, 46-21 Colden Street in Flushing, is sponsored by the secular groups, the Flushing Manor Parents’ Association and the Camp Conron Foundation, which were formed in 1940 for the sole purpose of sponsoring the Scouts.
All boys from first grade thru fifth grade and their families are cordially invited to learn more about scouting by attending a meeting.
The Cub Scout motto is “Do Your Best” and Pack 255 helps boys achieve this. This approach has lifelong impact. Every scout from Pack 255 does their best at pack events, at home, and at school, according to pack leaders.
Activities and projects are geared towards the age of the scout and each scout will earn recognition for their work and their effort. From building a birdhouse to racing their handmade boats in the Raingutter Regatta, the boys have fun learning new skills and cheering each other on.
The Foundation is made up of parents of active members of the Pack, Troop and Post, as well as past scouts, and their parents, who have dedicated themselves to the ideals of scouting.
It owns a 57-acre camp in Holmes, New York. The camp was purchased in 1964, with donations obtained by Mr. James Conron, one of the Pack’s organizers.
During the summer the highlight for many of the boys is the time spent at camp. They can try rock climbing, archery, swimming, fishing and camping under the stars. They see eagles and deer, learn to tie knots and use a compass.
The location was more convenient to the families of the younger Flushing scouts than the Ten Mile River Scout Camp, operated by the Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Narrowsburg, New York, which is twice the distance from the city.
Scouting is more than camping. The Winter Ski and Snowboard trip is a chance for the boys to take to the slopes. It is a fun-filled day at the slopes followed by a night of fun with stories and S’mores around the fireplace. Throughout the year the scouts and their families attend local sporting events such as Mets games and Islanders games. The fall means apple picking, attending fall festivals and a gala Halloween party.
The Cub Scouts are involved with several community projects throughout the year. An annual toy drive benefits pediatric wards of local hospitals and there is an annual coat drive to benefit NY Cares and an annual food drive that benefits City Harvest.
Regular Awards Nights are held to recognize the Boy Scouts’ service, achievements and rank advancements. They receive badges, trophies and certificates that they will proudly display for many years.
For more information on Cub Scout Pack 255, contact the Cub master at 718-961-8483, e-mail them at cubpack255@hotmail.com or visit www.Cubpack255.us.

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