For some boys and their families, Scouts is all about a multitude of friends, events, trips, awards and feelings of accomplishment. For others, Scouts is only about a couple of great events every year. On Saturday, January 28th 2012, Long Valley’s Pack 36 joined scouts from all over the area and added another great event to our list. We attended what was the first of hopefully many Scout Nights at a Rutgers University men’s basketball game. This Scout Night event was organized by the Rutgers Fan Relationship Management Center and what made this a special event for not only scouts and their families, but also for myself and the other leaders, was the coordination we had with another Eagle Scout within the RU Rutgers Fan Relationship Management Center, Mr. Matthew Sutter. When the cub scouts have a chance to see someone that went through the ranks of scouting, especially achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, give back to scouting, it makes the event all the more special.
Pack 36 has attended many other Scout Night events with other local teams and they are always a great success with the Scouts and their families. This event let the boys and their families enjoy a great basketball game between two strong Big East collegiate programs with RU edging out the visiting U of Cincinnati Bearcats in the end. Thank you again to Rutgers University for a great event and we are all looking forward to many more in the future.