Leesburg’s Scouts BSA Girl Troop 998 welcomed their new Scouts to the Troop recently with a weekend camp out at Burke Lake in Fairfax County. Cooking, fire-building, knife safety and first aid were all on the agenda, plus some down time fishing on the lake.
But then, in the next campsite, Pack 1865 arrived for a Saturday night camp out and ceremony to advance their Lion Den up to Tigers. After T998G’s youth leaders reached out to the Pack 1865 leaders, they were invited to join the ceremony and welcome the new Cubs (both boys and girls) to their new status as Tigers. The Scouts then invited the Pack to join their evening campfire, participate in a solemn flag retirement ceremony, and complete the evening with traditional Scout Vespers.
Scouts BSA Girl Troop 998 is chartered by Leesburg United Methodist Church, but during COVID is currently meeting on Monday nights, outside at adult leaders’ homes in Leesburg and Ashburn. If you’d like to visit and learn more, please contact Scoutmaster Denise Pender at 703-727-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.