75 Years Old!!
What a great time to be a part of both Pack 251 and Troop 251! 2015 is the 65th anniversary of Pack 251 and the 75th anniversary of Troop 251. There are less than 500 Boy Scout Troops and even fewer Cub Scout Packs that are as old as our Scout organizations! This achievement is something for everyone to be very proud of. Each Scout in the Pack and the Troop received a special 75th commemorative patch to be worn on their right shirt pocket throughout 2015. Commemorative t-shirts and hats are also be available for sale throughout this year-long Anniversary Celebration!
Both Troop and Pack 251 participated in a number of great activities over the course of the year… here’s just some of those events/activities:
- February 7th Vicksburg Chili Cook Off – Both the Pack and the Troop are entered in the 2015 Vicksburg Chili cook off as part of our year-long anniversary kickoff weekend
- February 8th Scout Sunday – The Pack and the Troop will officially announces the launch of their yearlong anniversary celebration at the 11:00 service at Vicksburg United Methodist Church. Scout Sunday is an important event for not only the Pack and the Troop but also the church who is our sponsor organization!
- April 24-26 Historic Village Encampment – The Historic Village in Vicksburg invited the Pack and the Troop to hold a 65th/75th anniversary celebration encampment the weekend of April 24-26. Both the Pack and the Troop along with many invited guests setup camp and filled the Historic Village with tents for three days and two nights. Highlights of the weekend included: Camping in the Historic Village, Revolutionary War Re-enacters, and a showing of a movie in the pavilion!
- July 4th Schoolcraft Parade – This year, in celebration of our 65th/75th anniversary, we built a large Boy Scout theme float to enter in the parade.
- November 8th Lunch with Veterans – The annual Troop event of inviting veterans to have lunch and talk with the boys on the Sunday before Veterans Day.
- December 5 @ 5:30pm, the Pack and Troop to march in the Vicksburg Holiday Parade.
- 2016 is destined to be another great year in Scouting in Vicksburg…. STAY TUNED!