2012-11-19 / Letters

Elks joining forces to help Cub Scouts


OVER THE PAST YEAR, Cub Scout Pack 646 in Topsham and the Elks Lodge in Bath have been building an important relationship. 
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO OVER THE PAST YEAR, Cub Scout Pack 646 in Topsham and the Elks Lodge in Bath have been building an important relationship. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO To the Editor:

Over the past year, Cub Scout Pack 646 in Topsham and the Elks Lodge in Bath have been building an important relationship.

This relationship started because Hampton Hughes, who is the assistant committee chairman for the Pack and also an Elks Lodge member, saw the chance for the Elks to support the Scouts in his Pack.

Hampton states, “I saw this as a way for our Scouts to be a part of an exceptional organization dedicated to people and groups in need.”

Last year, the Elks assisted in funding an ice auger for the Pack to help with the ice fishing event that the Pack does at their Winter Fest on Tacoma Lakes in Litchfield. Next, the Elks supported the Pack’s Pinewood Derby race by providing and cooking food for all after the race. Elks helping included Jesse, J. Lee, Timothy P. Lee, Charles W. Billings, Eugene O. Bergeron, Kenneth S. Leeman and Exalted Ruler Nicholas C. MacNeil.

Finally, the Elks invited the Scouts to their flag ceremony, which was both educational and a great way for Scouts to learn more about the importance of the history of the flags in our country.

Cub Scout Pack 646 wants to thank the Elks Lodge in Bath for taking an interest in our Scouts and providing that support to an important and longstanding community group that has been a time-honored tradition for more than 100 years in our country.

This collaboration is greatly appreciated by the Scouts in the Pack, and we look forward to many years of working together to provide the young men of our community with a quality Scouting program.

Dana Bontatibus
Topsham

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