The Scout groups, Cubs, Boy and Sea Scouts at St. James are currently not meeting. Information will be posted when meetings resume.
Cub Scout Pack 91 serves youth from Grades K-5. Learning basic life skills and outdoor adventures are the key element of our program. We have several outdoor adventures and service projects planned this year. Cub Scouts assist with community flag replacement and have adopted a road in Concord. Cindy Wensil is the Cubmaster of Pack 91. Meetings are on Monday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. In 2019. Leeland Brown achieved Cub Scouting's Arrow of Light award.
Boy Scout Troop 91 serves young adults ages 11 to 18. Camping, hiking, conservation, leadership training and service to others is the heart of the program. Outings this year include camping and fishing at Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Summer Camp at Camp Barnhardt. Signature service projects are replacing flags at local cemeteries with American Legion Post 51, American flag retirement and hosting a community wide food drive for Cooperative Christian Ministries. Tommy Propst is the Scoutmaster of Troop 91. Meetings are on Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. In 2019 James "Monty" Hughes and Dorian Williams earned Boy Scout’s highest honor, Eagle Scout.
Sea Scout Ship 91 is a high adventure program that promotes better citizenship and improves members' boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage. Sea Scouting is offered to young adults ages 14 -21. We have several outings planned on the water this year including an overnight cruise. The Ship assists the Charlotte Power Squadron in hosting the Children's Outing on Lake Wiley each year and assists American Legion Post 51 with flag replacement and retirement. John King is the Skipper of Ship 91. Meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. In 2019 Jay Cruse earned Sea Scouting's highest rank of Quartermaster.
James Montgomery Hughes is our most recent Scout to make the rank of Scouting highest honor of Eagle. James is a baptized and confirmed member of Saint James and has cheerfully served as an acolyte and crucifer in our worship service. James is a sophomore at Central Cabarrus High School and is a 2nd Lieutenant in Junior Air Force ROTC. James swims for the Central Cabarrus Viking Swim Team as well as the YMCA Blue Dolphin Team.
James is currently a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 91, previously serving as Senior Patrol leader.. His Parents are Jimmy and Heather Hughes, Grandparents are Sid and Renee Hughes and Hugh and Marge Yerry. He has a sister, Kyleigh and brothers, Jackson, Cody and Toby. For James' Eagle Service Project he identified and placed flags on veterans graves at Rutherford Cemetery in Concord..
Jonathan A. Cruse (Jay) of Sea Scout Ship 91, completed his Bridge of Review for Quartermaster on September 26th, 2019. Quartermaster is Sea Scouts BSA’ s highest rank and is as important as BSA’s Eagle Scout Rank. Requirements include but are not limited to being trained in Lifesaving by BSA or Red Cross, organizing, planning and conducting a cruise of not less than 40 hours, and completing a service project that impacts the local community. Sea Scouts have an average of thirty Sea Scouts a year achieve the rank of Quartermaster for a national average of ½ of a percent.
For Jay’s service project, he built a Blessing Box that is located at Fire Station #4 in Concord. A Blessing Box is a location that is available for the local community to give and receive non-perishable items. The Blessing Box has been getting a lot of activity since completed and one of the Fire Station’s Captains said that there was a lot of need for it in the area. He worked with Chief Jacob Williams and Deputy Chief Thomas Knox to select a location that would serve the community and still not impair normal Fire Department operations.
Jay started scouting in the first grade and has never stopped. Jay’s other awards in scouting include earning Arrow of Light, Eagle Scout, fifteen palms and one hundred and three merit badges and Venture Scouts Bronze. Jay is a brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, and a trained registered leader with Troop 91 as well as a new leader with Ship 91. Jay also helps with the Cannon District Advancement Committee by sitting on the Boards of Review for Cannon District scouts earning Star, Life and Eagle.
Jay is a member of Charlotte Power Squadron and an active member at Saint James Lutheran Church where is serves as an usher, server, and building supervisor. He is employed by Lefler Electronics in Concord and attends Rowan Cabarrus Community College. His future plans are to complete his Masters degree in Geology from UNCC. Jonathan Alexander Cruse Quartermaster September 26, 2019 Sea Scouts BSA is a program offered by Boy Scouts of America to young men and women age 14 - 20.
The program is a high adventure program that is built around nautical training. The Sea Scout Promise is “As a Sea Scout I promise to do my best: To guard against water accidents, to know the location and proper use of the lifesaving devices on every boat I board, to be prepared to render aid to those in need, to seek to preserve the motto of the sea: Women and Children first. For over 100 years Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship, leadership, and improved members’ boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, service experiences. In 2019, Coast Guard Auxiliary has joined with Sea Scouts to offer a combined program AUXSCOUT to youth members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
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