Broomall’s Veterans Park on Lawrence Road provided a majestic backdrop as ten area Cub Scouts graduated the program and ceremonially crossed over into Boy Scout Troop 151. Cubmaster Chris Pilko bid each Scout family a fond farewell as Scoutmaster Mike Maguire and Senior Patrol Leader John Fino welcomed them to the Troop. David Bryan, an executive from Cradle of Liberty Council, was on-hand to congratulate the boys who made the transition.
The Scouts who crossed over were Andrew Christensen, Evan Gerstenkorn, Michael Harrington, Ryan Naughton, Nicholas Pastris, John Pecorari, Ryan Riddell, Luke Vanderslice, and Matthew Walter. All attend schools in the Marple-Newtown school district. Most of the scouts earned their Arrow of Light badge, the highest rank in Cub Scouting.
Both Cub Scout Pack 151 and Boy Scout Troop 151 are chartered to Marple Presbyterian church in Broomall, PA. The Cub Scout Pack is a family program open to boys in first through fifth grades. It meets at 7pm on Monday nights during the school year. The Boy Scout troop is for boys 11 to 18 years old. The Troop meets at 7:30pm on Wednesday nights year round.
Scouting offers a safe environment for boys to have fun while they develop their character, learn to be good citizens and stay physically fit. Pack and Troop 151 hold activities like camping trips, group trips to sporting events like the Phillies and the Harlem Globetrotters, service projects and the very popular Pinewood Derby™ where scouts build and race cars made from a block of wood.