New Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop in Mount Dora
March 23, 2018
Rabbi Jeffrey Solomon of the Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora is starting a Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop that will meet once a week at the synagogue (the day of the week has not been decided yet).
All boys and girls of all faiths, ages 10 to 17, are welcome to join Cub Scout Pack 18 and Boy Scout Troop 18. (Rabbi Solomon wanted the number to be 613, but it was taken.)
Rabbi Solomon explained that there are scouting packs and troops in the area, however most of the activities are held on Saturdays, which presented a challenge to some scouts. Pack/Troop 18 will hold activities on Sundays, allowing for Shabbat to be observed.
Registration of adult leaders and children is underway, and a two-night backpacking trip to the Ocala National Forest was already planned during Spring Break (this past week) for those registered.
“They will learn how to pack ‘smellables’ (items that have an odor, such as toothpaste) in bear proof bags and store them in trees,” Solomon said of the adventure, in which he hoped they would return safe and sound.
For more information about the scouting pack and troop, contact Rabbi Solomon at 352-735-4774. Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora is located at 848 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora.