BIG SANDY, Texas--A local Church of God congregation is the new sponsor of a Cub Scout pack. In August the Church of God Big Sandy chartered Pack 393.
Church member John Bearse of Hawkins had approached the board of the congregation and presented information about the project. The board liked the idea and named Mr. Bearse as representative of the charter organization.
"As the chartering organization, the congregation is the official sponsor and provides leadership," he said.
Members of the congregation have volunteered to fulfill the various positions. Joining Mr. Bearse on a leadership committee are John Warren of Big Sandy (also the church-board president) and Sharon Wilson of Tyler.
Other leadership positions are filled by Karl Wilson of Tyler, cubmaster; Reesa Bearse of Hawkins, leader of Tiger Den; Kimberly Walls of Tyler, Wolf Den leader; and Penny Harris of Liberty City, Bear Den and Webelos leader.
"The pack was not only formed to serve the young people in our congregation but to also serve the youth in the community," said Mr. Bearse.
The pack has 15 scouts. Eight are a part of the congregation, and seven are not.