Scouting News

United Methodist Menís Spaghetti Dinners

West End United Methodist Church has chartered and supported local scouting since 1946.For many years the West End United Methodist Men have held their annual spaghetti dinner which is a fundraiser for supporting our sponsored scout organizations.This is always a popular and successful event that is enjoyed and supported by the community.It is wonderful to have very good participation and help by our scouts.The Methodist Men were pleased to put to use their newly purchased cooking and serving equipment (see picture).




Girl Scouts


West End United Methodist Church is proud to sponsor five Girl Scout troops that serve girls from Kindergarten through high school, including two newly forming troops that will serve our very youngest scouts, those in Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

On Girl Scout Sunday, March 13th, we were very pleased to have the troop participate in our church service: they did a wonderful job of greeting, sharing, and wishing well to the congregation.



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The new Daisy Girl Scout Group (girls K-1st grade) started in October of last year.This troop meets every other Monday at 5:00 pm at West End UMC.Their leaders are Erin Thomas and Mary Anne Lauer.††


Girl Scout Troop 893

IMG_6050 (1)Girl Scout Troop 893 has been busy!

With cookie season wrapping up, our girls have had six successful booths, but more than that, four of our girls have earned the Journey Summit Award which means they have successfully complete all three Journey badges for Juniors. This takes a lot of time and effort, so next time you see Aniyah, Hope, Macy or Nora, offer them a hearty congratulations.

We are almost finished with Girl Scouts for the season and in the Fall, our girls will be leveling up to Cadettes. Oh what an exciting time to be a Girl Scout!



For more information on Girl Scouting, please call Laura Douglass at the Girl Scouts of Moore County office (910) 692-6156
or by email


American Heritage Girls Ė Troop 98

AHG troop 98 camped at the zoo and learned about zoology merit badge.

The American Heritage Girls, Troop 98, have been busy helping out in the community.They collected 114 goodie bags for homeless for God Sent Angels ministry (pictured above on the left) and they have cleaned the yard of a house beside WEUMC (pictured above on the right).


Ariana receiving get well cards from the American Heritage Girls.

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AHG Troop 98 is meeting Friday nights at 6:30 for an hour at the Scout Lodge.

For information on American Heritage Girls contact Jason and Tamela Joyce, troop leaders or the church office.



Boy Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 98 had their annual Pine Wood Derby at the Scout Lodge on May 12.The cubs, as usual, do a great job building and finishing their cars and have fun racing them.

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Activities & Projects

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Webelos II crossing over to Boy Scouts.†††††††††††† 13 canoes from troop 98 tackled the Cape Fear River.


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Troop 98 cleans up the yard of a shut in.

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Boy Scouts work on a Ramp Project for the Parsonage