Scouting

Westwood is the proud home to scouting for both boys and girls.

We host a Boy Scout troop, a Cub Scout pack, and a Girl Scout group. Each offers constructive events and activities to help children and youth learn and grow as people.

Boy Scout Troop 204

Boy Scout Troop 204 meets on Monday nights at 7:00 pm at Westwood Baptist Church. They are a member of the Crosswinds District of the Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Theyare also members of the Netami Chapter of Lodge 104 of the Southern Region of the Order of the Arrow.

The three aims of scouting are to build character, foster citizenship and to develop fitness. It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to serve others by helping to instill values in young people, and in other ways to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values they strive to instill are found in the Boy Scout Oath and Law.

Well over one hundred scouts have earned the rank of Eagle since the troop was formed in 1973. They continue to live out the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives while being leaders in their profession, church and community. In addition, they continue to “give back to scouting more than they received.” They are proud of the example Eagle Scouts continue to set for those that follow them.

Cub Scout Pack 201

Cub Scout Pack 201 also calls Westwood home. They meet on Tuesday Night 7-8:30. They are a part of Crosswinds District of the Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Cub Scouts are designed for those K-5th grade. Cub Scouts are designed to provide hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.

Girl Scout Troop 792

Girl Scout Troop 792 meets on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 pm once a month. It is the newest addition to Westwood’s scouting family. It is a part of the North Carolina Coastal Pines Council. They describe Girl Scouts as a place where “you’ll always have something to look forward to! You’ll get together with your friends to play games and sing songs; go on field trips to museums and nature centers; and explore the outdoors. Earn badges as you learn to do all kinds of fun things—like paint pictures, camp out, make jewelry, go geocaching, create inventions, conduct science experiments, plant gardens, and oh, so much more…. you’ll find yourself counting the days until your troop meeting starts—and the fun continues!”