Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

A Scouting Minute...Spotlight on Scouts


March 12, 2020

Courtesy of Staci Merideth

Above:Aydan Merideth, Sarah Smith holding daughter Zinnia, Savannah Merideth, Xavier Wilson and Xander Wilson.

With the end of the school year fast approaching our Scouts are busy finishing up Adventures to earn their ranks. This past weekend the Cub Scouts went on a hike and collected trash from different areas of our community.

Courtesy of Karl Zerck

Above: Kaden Eggli and Kooper Zerck.

A big part of Cub Scouts involves introducing boys and girls to the fun and adventure of spending time outdoors. And if you're going to spend time outdoors, you're going to want the right gear.

The Cub Scout Six Essentials is a list of a half-dozen items every Cub Scout should carry when going on hikes or campouts.

Later, when a Cub Scout enters Scouts BSA, he or she will learn about the Scout Basic Essentials, unofficially known as the Ten Essentials.

Whether he or she is a Wolf packing six must-have items or a Tenderfoot packing 10, the purpose is the same: ensuring young people have the tools they need before heading out the door.

What is the Cub Scout Six Essentials?

These are items every Cub Scout should carry in their personal gear when going on hikes or campouts:

A First-aid kit, water bottle, flashlight, trail food, sun protection and a whistle.


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