Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church
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Scouting

Girl Scout Troop 18 was chartered in 2010 out of the Colonial Heights, VA Service Unit, part of the Commonwealth of VA Girl Scout Council.  Troop 18 is currently led by Deborah Malbone and has 11 girls, consisting of Brownie and Junior levels. The goals for the troop for this year are to earn the Bronze Award for making a significant contribution to society.  Additionally, the girls aspire to earn the Presidential Service Award through 50+ hours of community service per girl.

Girl Scouts was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low.  She believed passionately that girls should be given the same opportunities as boys to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually.  Today there are 3.7 million Girl Scouts in the U.S. Girl Scouts is a “girl-led” organization where girls take charge, in partnership with committed volunteers, to make decisions and discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls teaming together in a supportive nurturing environment.  Every Girl Scout is a part of a whole worldwide family of girls and adults in 145 countries. Troop 18 meets on Fridays at 6pm.

Boy Scouts

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, Committee Chairman is Art Faithful, and the Pastor is Nathan Decker.  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 Scouts

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 and the Pastor is Jim Smith.  The pack meets at Ivey Memorial Methodist Church on Thursdays from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

For more information go to http://www.scouting.org/CubScouts.aspx or call Art Faithful at (804) 892-5067.

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