Boy Scouting, one of the traditional membership divisions of the Boy Scouts of America, is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have
completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal
fitness. Scout Law: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Troop 178 was started in 1960, sponsored by Ivey Memorial Methodist Church. It's first Scoutmaster was James Bland. W.L. Coulbourn was the Committee Chairman and William Chaprell was the Pastor of Ivey Memorial. The troop has had seven Scoutmasters since 1960 and forty-seven Eagles. The troop goes on campouts, fishing trips, summer camp, and day events such as Laser Tag, bowling, go carting, and biking. There are also Merit Badge events. Service projects include Petersburg National Battlefield, Pocahontas State Park, Pamplin Park, Five Forks Battlefield and Scouting for Food. The Scoutmaster is John Turner and the Committee Chairman is Art Faithful. The troop meets at Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
For more information go to http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts.aspx or call Art Faithful at (804) 265-8723.
Cub Scouting means " doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting: citizenship
training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. The most important are the weekly den meetings and the monthly pack
meetings. Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good citizenship
and contribute to a boy's sense of belonging.
Pack 178 was started in 1985, sponsored by Ivey Memorial Methodist Church. The first Cubmaster was Arther Hinton Jr. and the Committee Chairman was Brenda H. Hinton and the pastor was Ernest Herndon. The Webelos of the pack goes on the campouts and day events such as bowling, Laser Tag, go carting, rock collecting, and fishing. The pack also works with Troop 178 on service projects such as Petersburg National Battlefield, Pocahontas State Park, Pamplin Park, Five Forks Battlefield and Scouting for Food. The Cubmaster is Jim Mullin. The pack meets at Ivey Memorial Methodist Church on Thursdays from 7:00- 8:00 pm.
For more information go to http://www.scouting.org/CubScouts.aspx or call Art Faithful at (804) 892-5067.