Cub Scouts in Pack 218 celebrated the birthday of Cub Scouting on Sunday, Feb. 23 in Exeter.
The scouts opened the evening with a flag ceremony led by Webelos Scout Blake Meyer. A prayer for the food was led by Braden Capek.
Before the meal was served the scouts performed a skit. Webelos Scout Clint Oldehoeft played the part of Wendell Windbag as he retold the history of scouts as he had researched. The cub scouts dressed as a caveman, a shepherd in Biblical times, an explorer, a medieval knight, frontiersboys, an American Indian, an alien and a mummy before one scout corrected the historian and the scouts sang “Happy Birthday Cub Scouts.”
Later in the evening the scouts had a Friends of Scouting presentation by the Cornhusker Council District Director Jerad Reimers.
The scouts also received their awards during the evening. Receiving the wolf rank were Josh Meyer, Tyler Due, Troy Kallhoff, Devin Harrison and Mikey Bartu. Receiving the Webelos rank were Braden Capek, Chris Kelch and Ben Bartu. Clint Oldehoeft and Blake Meyer received additional Webelos pins and will be awarded their Arrow of Light at an upcoming ceremony.
The scouts looked forward to the highlight of the evening, the Pinewood Derby Race. Mr. Stanley Rhodes brought the wood track that he made 35 years ago for the scouts and had Lance Larsen and Steve Rhodes for his assistants for the evening. The group directed the scouts in the race and judged the show portion of the evening.
The show results included modified winners: Ben Bartu, first, Braden Capek, second and Devin Harrison, third. In the stock show Tyler Due came in first with Mikey Bartu in second and Chris Kelch in third.
The race was exciting and the final winners had to have a race off to see who was the top winner. Overall in race Tyler Due finished first barely beating out Clint Oldehoeft. In third place overall was Josh Meyer. When the cars were divided up by type, Braden Capek took second in modified race and Devin Harrison took third.