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Boy Scouts of America Troop 1, Venture Troop 1 and Cub Scout Pack 1 are chartered by First UMC. Troop 1 is the oldest continuously operating troop in the country, and celebrated its 100th year in 2012.


Boy Scout Pack 1

Many of the members at First UMC are involved in Scouting, and we recognize our Scouts each year in worship. Troop 1 is proud of its long history of excellence in Scouting as it continues its mission to provide a quality, traditional values-oriented program for boys aged 10 1/2 to 18. Scout leaders endeavor to develop physical, mental, and emotional fitness as well as a high degree of self-reliance in its members.  Camping outings are scheduled for every month of the year.

Troop 1 meets each Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Boy Scout Room in the basement of the church. Venture 1 Crew (high adventure) meets from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., every first and third Tuesday of each month, in the third floor Fireside Room.


Robert Richter, Troop Scoutmaster


Lorie Bartel, Charter Representative


Gale Fabisch, Venture 1 Crew Advisor



Cubs Scout Pack 1

Park Ridge Cub Scout Pack 1 is open to all boys aged 7 – 11 who are interested in learning new skills, making friends and having FUN.  Our dens, each comprised of boys in the same age group, meet monthly in various locations.

Our Pack meeting, for all boys and their families, are monthly and held in Jorgeson Hall at the church at 5:30 p.m. Date varies each month.


Tom Conklin, Cubmaster


Lorie Bartel, Charter Representative