Pack 44 looking for a few good Scouts


The obstacle course area also featured an activity where the boys had to move a hula hoop between them, while keeping their hands clasped. The players were Tyler Homrighausen (left), Ben Wilson, Tyler Smith, and Geno Millione.


In an obstacle course area, the boys played a game where they tied balloons to their ankles and then tried to step on their opponent's balloon. Playing a fierce game were, Andrew Albert (left) and Jaden Ravera


Scout Jacob Hockensmith (right) volunteered to strap on a backpack and teach the younger scouts and guests some of the survival skills that scouts can use in the wild.


The night included activities based on the show “Survivor.” In an activity area, a group of scouts used teamwork to pick up a bucket with a rubber-band like apparatus.


Pat Mahoney (back) taught scout Tyler Homrighausen (right) some knot-tying skills at the recruitment night.


Whether they’re helping clean their community, mastering survival skills or learning the power of teamwork, Poland’s Pack 44 Cub Scouts work together to represent their group and the Boy Scouts of America.

Although they’re a tightly-knit group, they happily hosted their annual recruitment night at Bethel Friends Church on May 16 to welcome new boys to their team.

Recruitment night offered guests a glimpse of the fun and friendship Scouting offers. The event began with cub master Ryan Hockensmith welcoming the new recruits and asking his scouts some of their favorite aspects of being a part of Pack 44.

“I like going on all the field trips,” scout Jack Brant shared. “Last year, we visited the Poland police department and it was amazing.”

Some of the other scouts shared that they like being a part of the Pinewood Derby and visiting Camp Stambaugh.

The boys were then welcomed to activity areas based on the show “Survivor.” The boys completed an obstacle course, learned to tie knots, finished a teamwork exercise and learned about camping and tracking.

Pack mom Patti Hockensmith found that the recruitment night welcomed five new scouts.

“Pack 44 is all about learning useful skills while also having a ton of fun. We’re even planning summer activities — we’ll be camping this summer and throwing swimming parties all season.”

Even if you missed the recruitment night, Pack 44 will welcome scouts at any time. Call Patti Hockensmith at 330-727-3344 for more information.