Today the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of Immanuel Lutheran Church celebrate "Scout Sunday". This year we celebrate the 100th Birthday of Boy Scouting in America! At the offering today, the Boy Scout Troop and the Cub Scout Pack will be adding their 10% tithe on all their fundraising activities for the year.

Boy Scout Troop 61 had a great year in 2009. There are presently 5 boys active in the troop. Over the past year we have been blessed with 2 members of the Troop earning the rank of Eagle Scout, Anatoly Barton and Jonathan Kuderer. The Troop earned the Centennial Quality Unit Award from the Boy Scouts of America again last year. Scoutmaster Bill Schultz has led the Boys to the Long Lake Boy Scout summer camp for a week, a 20 mile canoe trip down the Wisconsin River (which included camping on a sandbar), and a 3 day trip to the Great Lakes Jamboree at the E.A.A. ground in Oshkosh, where almost 10,000 scouts and leaders gathered to celebrate and do scouting activities. The Boy Scouts have been active in service to others by helping with the hay rides at the family festival, Anatoly Barton's Eagle Scout Project of the new recycling system at church, Jonathan Kuderer's Eagle Scout Project of organizing a book collection for charity, Daniel Kroeninger's Eagle Scout Project of restoring the school library after the water damage, running open gyms for the upper grade students in the school, and the respectful flag retirement ceremony they performed for the Cub Scouts.

Cub Scout Pack 61's year has been filled with active families and active scouts. There are presently 27 boys in the Pack, representing 25 families, including 2 families that are not members of our church or school family. The Cub Scout families have enjoyed outings including marching in the Butler 4th of July Parade, making and shooting model rockets, a visit to the Harley Museum, a visit to the Logic Puzzle Museum, Scout Skate at Butler Skateland, attending a soccer clinic and Milwaukee Wave game, and a trip to Havenwoods Nature Center. Each of the Boys had the opportunity to attend camp at Indian Mound Cub Scout Camp in Oconomowoc. Five of the Cub scouts (5th graders) will have the opportunity to cross over to our Boy Scout Troop this month. Assistant Cubmaster, Mr. Brian Crapser, received the Unit Scouter of the Year award at the Southern Trails District dinner in January. The Pack earned the Centennial Quality Unit Award from the Boy Scouts of America again last year. The Cub Scouts have been active in service to others by putting in the flowers for the sign garden in front of church and maintaining the garden all summer, serving one of the Lenten soup suppers, running a game area for the Family Festival, and delivering Valentines and singing at the Lutheran Home.
Both the boy Scout Troop and The Cub Scout Pack would like to thank the Women in Ministry (our congregational sponsor) and the whole congregation for their support of our program.