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Pack 708’s 2015 pre-Pinewood Derby

Scouts celebrate BSA’s founding

—Suzann Owings

“Each year in February, we hold our Blue and Gold Banquet to celebrate the founding of the Boy Scouts of America,” says Pack Master David Gardner.

This year, the B&G Banquet for scouts and their families will take place at 6:00 p.m., on February 24, at the Latter Day Saints Church in Bernalillo.

The Pinewood Derby races for Pack 708’s cub scouts will be complete and everyone will be ready to party, according to Snow Watson, the Coronado Optimist Club Scout Liaison, who hopes to attend and participate in the potluck banquet.

Throughout February, Pack 708 will join the National Scouting for a food drive. The scouts will gather monetary and non-perishable food donations, and pick up the food collected at Smith’s grocery stores for the project. The BSA has partnered with Smith’s to help collect non-perishable food. The scouts will turn over all donations to the Roadrunner Food Bank.

“We’re very proud of two Pack 708 parents who received Volcano Awards from the BSA District in January,” says Mr. Gardner. Michelle Bane received recognition for her photo recording of Pack events and as a Committee Chair for the Pack. Amanda Griego received her award as Popcorn Colonel for heading up the Pack’s successful popcorn sales.

Pack 708’s meetings are held at the LDS Church Center in Bernalillo, west of I-25’s Exit 240. The weekly meetings take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. New scout members always are welcome in the Pack. Planning meetings with parents are held on the month’s fourth Wednesday.

For further information about the Cub Scouts, contact David Gardner at 867-4689 or Snow Watson, Coronado Optimist Club’s Scout Liaison, at 867-2047.

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