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Bay City Cub Scouts mix fun with learning

BAY CITY, Wis. -- Keeping a group of first-through-fifth graders entertained while educating them is a challenge being met by leaders of Cub Scout Pack 3 in Bay City.

The nine boys in the pack do a lot more than just get together for meetings on the third Monday of each month at Prairie View Elementary School, according to Committee Chair Kathy Huppert. Their activities are supported by their sponsor, Legion Post 357 of Bay City, which helps with charter fees, among other efforts, Huppert said Tuesday.

"We have fun and learn at the same time," she said, noting the group is always looking for more members. Interested area residents can contact Cubmaster Robert Falkner at 594-3897 or Huppert at 594-3020 for more information.

A wide range of events is attended by the boys plus the leaders and their families during the year, she said. They're planned with the Cubs' required books of accomplishments in mind. Some can count toward completing those books.

On Jan. 19, the pack went to a live performance of a Monster Truck Show at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Huppert said. At a Blue and Gold Banquet, they ate pizza and applauded their fellow Webeloes, who advanced to Boy Scouts. Seven visitors representing the Ellsworth Boy Scout Troop welcomed the newcomers, putting on their bandanas.

A Pinewood Derby was conducted Jan. 28 at Prairie View Elementary School, she said, featuring a pot luck dinner and small wooden cars built by the Cubs and their parents, raced on a track owned by the pack. A district version is coming up in Prescott on Monday, April 28, when pack members are expected to participate.

Read more in the print version of the Pierce County Herald Feb. 27.