Boy Scouts are comprised of youths from 11 to 18 years of age. Any boy is eligible who has completed the fifth grade or is 11 years old, or has earned the Arrow of Light Award as a Webelos Cub Scout but is under 18 years old. Boy Scout Troop 266 meets every Monday from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge located on the church grounds. Scouting has been described as a game with a purpose. The game is fun and adventure in the outdoors. The purpose is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Scouting offers adventures young people enjoy, teaches them lifetime values and skills, and introduces them to leadership.
The Boy Scouts enjoy many wide and varied adventures on their quest towards the Eagle Scout Rank. These activities include a week each summer at one of The Atlanta Area Council's Summer Camps, or enjoying monthly weekend outings with such activities as Camping, Sailing, Mountain Biking, Climbing, Backpacking, Skiing, Canoeing, and many more.
Boy Scouts age 14 and older also annually embark upon such High Adventure Trips as SeaBase (sailing for a week in the Florida Keys), Northern Tier (canoeing, portaging, and camping from one of BSA's three Canoe Bases in Minnesota or Canada), or backpacking at Philmont (BSA's Scout Ranch in the Rocky Mountain near Cimarron, New Mexico).
To learn more about Dunwoody United Methodist Church's Boy Scout Troop 266, please visit their Web site at www.troop266.us.
The Cub Scout program was adopted in 1930 by The Boy Scouts of America. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through the fifth grade (or of seven through ten years of age). Dunwoody United Methodist Church's Cub Scout Pack 266 is made up of Dens based on age/grade, which meet at least once a month to work on Cub Scout activities and achievements. The Pack is run by the boys' parents and we all strive to ensure that the boys have an enriching and fun experience with Scouting. Dens usually have six to ten active boys and meet as a group at various locations depending upon their activity, including parks, museums, fire stations, the Church Activity Center, and other interesting places. Our goal is to help the boys enjoy their journey through Cub Scouting, earning their various achievements along the way, working with each other and also helping the community.
We have Pack activities every month of the year, including:
To learn more about the Pack, visit us at www.pack266.org.
The Girl Scout mission statement is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts pledge to serve God and their country and to help other people at all times. A large number of DUMC members are Girl Scouts or Girl Scout leaders, including church-based troops as well as many troops who meet at the church, or in the Scout Lodge. From camping to crafts, and cookies to kayaking, Girl Scouts have a lot of fun! If you would like more information, including learning about the religious awards that girl scouts of many faiths, including United Methodist, can earn. ... visit us at www.dunwoodygirlscouts.com.