Myers Memorial United Methodist Church has had a long history of Scouting. We are thankful for all of the Adult Leaders and volunteers that have sacrificed their time, treasures and talents to help create the leaders of tomorrow. We are currently working on a timeline history of Troop 21. This is what we have so far...so stop back often to check on our progress.
In 2002 after a period of Scouting inactivity, a group of parents from MMUMC, along with several of their friends with first grade age boys decided to look into the possibility of starting up the Cub Scout Pack with a group of Tiger Cubs. Church members John and Donna Fletcher agreed to lead this group, and the Pack was reborn. This group of boys, a mixture of members of the church and friends from the community, reinstated Pack 21 and the journey began.....
When the time came for these original boys to make the cross-over to Boy Scouts, Troop 21 was reinstated. John Fletcher continued leading first as the Cubmaster, then as Scoutmaster for the reactivated Troop. Five of the original boys who started as Tiger Cubs are now Eagle Scouts.
Over the years The Pack and Troop have grown and acquired Scouts from other units. Our growth would not be possible had it not been for the help of several of our parent volunteers including our Scoutmaster Glenn Silverman. We currently have a great Cubscout Program led by Cubmaster Jeff Hurley. If you have or know of a young boy interested in joining Scouting, give our programs a try.
Troop 21 is chartered by Myers Memorial United Methodist Church Scouting Committee, with additional support from the Methodist Men at Myers. Since scouting is a non-profit program, we are supported by collaborative partners who provide a place to meet and mentor through leadership. MMUMC is a great collaborative partner. All of our scout programs meet in the "Scout Hut" behind the church. The Scout Sunday, Blue and Gold Banquet, summer camp scholarships, and fundraising dinners are other events supported by the church. If you are in need of a church home, try MMUMC - our Sunday services start at 10:50am.
Boy Scouts is a boy-lead program, where boys, in small groups called "patrols," work on advancement, outdoor skills and character values, all while functioning as a group. It is through this program that boys develop the skills they need now and in the future. Once in Boy Scouts, it's up to the individual scout to set his goal on advancement. Only 2 out of 100 boys will ever achieve Eagle, the highest level in Scouting. This will be a goal for most boys, but it should not be a obstacle to enjoying all of what scouting has to offer. Our leadership program is based on a philosophy of allowing individual growth while providing caring, experienced leadership.