Scouting

Scouting has been part of Westminster’s youth ministry since 1942. In 2016, celebrating their 75th anniversary, Cub Scout Pack membership was up to 100 boys and Boy Scout Troop membership was 70 boys. In addition to the normal day camp for the youngest boys and a week of Summer Camp for older scouts, the Troop spent a week sailing the ocean around Florida’s Sea Base. Five Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank, bringing the Troop 129 total to over a 100 Eagle Scouts. The Venturing Crew is 17 boys & girls, many of whom tackled a 10-day trek at Philmont Scout Ranch in northern New Mexico.

Cub Scout Pack 129

WHO: Boys in first through fifth grade

WHAT: The oldest Pack in Alexandria. We have lots of fun activities planned this year including the Pinewood Derby, marching in the George Washington Birthday Parade, and Scouting for Food (collecting food for area homeless shelters). We also hope to have several opportunities to go camping. We hope you will join in on the fun!

WHERE: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4th Floor

WHEN: Join anytime! The pack meets once a month, dens meet 2-3 times a month.

HOW: Visit www.pack129.us for more information or contact cubmaster@wpc-alex.org.

Boy Scout Troop 129

WHO: Boys, ages 11 through 17

WHAT: Troop 129 has been serving the community since March 1942. We meet weekly, camp or conduct outdoor activities monthly, and attend 1 or 2 high adventures each year.

WHERE: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4th Floor

WHEN: Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m.

HOW: Visit www.troop129.us for more information or contact scoutmaster@wpc-alex.org.

Venturing Crew 129.

WHO: Young adults, ages 14 through 21 (boys and girls)

WHAT: Venturing Crew 129 was created in 2013. Venturing provides the skills needed for young adults to make ethical choices, experience a fun program full of adventure and challenges, acquire leadership skills, and to take advantage of opportunities to advance their skills and knowledge in the areas of high adventure, sports, arts, hobbies, religious life, and Sea Scouting.

WHERE: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall

WHEN: Join today! The crew meets about two times a month.

HOW: Visit www.crew129.us for more information or contact Jim Buchanan at jbuchanan@wpc-alex.org.