The members of Cub Scout Pack 101 are preparing for a campout on Saturday, May 9, at the POPS Club property at 12957 Highway 61. The pack is inviting other Cub Scouts to join them.

The members of Cub Scout Pack 101 are preparing for a campout on Saturday, May 9, at the POPS Club property at 12957 Highway 61. The pack is inviting other Cub Scouts to join them. For details about the campout, call Cubmaster Matt Lawson at (573) 406-3315.

Pack 101 is sponsored by the POPS Club, and the boys occasionally do projects with the club.

Nearly every month the Cub Scouts do a project to help other people or learn new skills. POPS Club member Paul Perfetto explained, “The boys have fun, learn many things and learn that they as young men can make a difference in the community.”

He added that Lawson and Den Leader Laura Perfetto “do their best as volunteers to this program to keep the boys entertained while covering required materials, keeping it fun and educational at the same time.”

At a campout on Oct. 11, 2014, at the POPS Club, the Scouts learned about different types of animals traps and how to set them. They were taught by Conservation Officer Chris Cox. Paul Perfetto reported Cox, “put on a great lesson about how the wildlife survives.”

In November 2014, the Cub Scouts raised flags at a Veterans Day ceremony at Grand View Burial Park, where Cub Scout Luke Kistler had the honor of raising the ceremonial flag.

In December 2014 the boys made Christmas ornaments for all the residents at Luther Manor Nursing and Retirement Center. They sang Christmas carols as they passed out the ornaments.

On Feb. 28 the boys handed out food donation fliers in the Oakwood area, asking residents for canned food for a local food bank.

On March 7 the Scouts returned to collect the donations. The food was delivered to the First United Methodist Church for its Loaves & Fishes food bank.

Scouts helping with the food drive included James Simms, Braden Booker, Noah Lawson, Louis Perfetto, Nicholas Lawson, Jacob Booker, Colter Cook and Isaiah Austin.

Members of Cub Scout Pack 101 competed in the annual Pinewood Derby at First Christian Church on March 28. It was hosted by Cubmaster Brian Clark of Cub Scout Pack 117. Louis Perfetto of Pack 101 was the over-all winner and Best of Show winner.

Paul Perfetto reported April was a busy month for the boys in Pack 101. On April 11, they helped members of the POPS Club pick up trash along the area of U.S. 61 that is adopted by the POPS Club. This was part of the “No more trash bash 2015” sponsored by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).

The Scouts learned the importance of recycling on April 18, when they visited the Hannibal recycling center.

On April 21 the Scouts planted seedling trees at the POPS Club. The trees were donated by the Conservation Department, and the boys received planting instructions from Conservation Officer David Vance.

For information about joining this or another Cub Scout Pack, contact Lawson at (573) 406-3315 or Paul Perfetto at (217) 779-2321.