- Posted by Barrington Hills
- On July 28, 2017
Article from July 2017 Barrington Hills Life:
May was full of activities for Cub Scouts of Pack 187. Early in the month, our 4th grade Webelos met at Kaleidoscope School of Fine Art in downtown Barrington. The boys were there to work on their Art Explosion elective. Under careful instruction, the boys created two self-portraits and got to explore the various types art in the gallery.
The following week the Scouts of Pack 187 took a day trip to Camp Lakota. The day was full of fun and the Scouts had an opportunity to take full advantage of the facilities which included a BB range, archery range and the rock climbing wall. In addition, the dens have time to work on various requirements. Most notably was the Bears (3rd grade) earning their Whittling Chip which is the right to carry a pocket knife to select Scout events.
Pack 187 had its advancement night on May 18th in the woods adjacent to the Presbyterian Church (next to Countryside elementary school). The Scouts were recognized for the achievements they completed all year and advanced in rank. Following the ceremony, a bonfire was lit and S’mores were made.
That weekend it was Scouts to the rescue! The village hall of Barrington Hills was the recipient of a butterfly garden and asked the Scouts for help getting the planting done. The Scouts joined members of Barrington Hills Heritage and Environs Committee and under challenging conditions (rain, lots of rain) completed the project. What the difference between an adventure and an ordeal? Attitude – and these Scouts kept it in perspective and had fun in the process.
Participating in the Memorial Day Parade was the final event for the month of May. Scouts of all ages joined in the event to commemorate our country’s heroes.