“My daytime job is district judge,” Steve Ellis told scores of elementary school boys assembled at Northwest Elementary School cafeteria Thursday morning. “But today, I’m here to tell you all about Scouting.”
Ellis, who last year helped spearhead interest in Cub Scouting in Brown County when only one pack was active, is again serving as Pack 14 Cubmaster – and is again making the rounds to local elementary schools to boost the interest of young people.
His meetings over the past two weeks at those schools have been leading up to a Cub Scout rally and pack meeting set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Christian Life Center of First United Methodist Church in Brownwood, 2500 11th St. Parents and boys in the first through fifth grades are invited to attend and learn about Cub Scout Pack 14, Ellis said.
The meetings Ellis led at elementary schools were held simultaneously with parallel 30-minute programs with female students led by local Girl Scout officials. At Northwest, the girls met in the school gym.
A year ago, the pack in Early was the only Cub Scout organization active in the county.
“We restarted the pack last year when we realized that there was not a single Cub Scout pack in (Brownwood),” Ellis said. “This year, I am happy to say that we are continuing to provide a good Cub Scouting program for Brownwood boys.”