“Orange Connecticut Cub Scout Day” In Admiration of Jeff and Vicky Cap
At the 2016 Cub Scout Pack 922 Blue & Gold Banquet on Sunday, March 20th, Jeff Cap and his wife, Vicky, were awarded a Proclamation in honor of “Orange Connecticut Cub Scout Day”. This Proclamation was received during the banquet, which is held annually by Cub Scout Pack 922. The incredible honor of receiving such a Proclamation came as a big surprise to Jeff and Vicky. Each year Cub Scout packs will hold a Blue & Gold banquet to celebrate the birthday of scouting and it is also a time where Cub Scouts are recognized for earning awards and advancing in rank. Typically at the Cub Scout Pack 922 Blue & Gold banquet, it is also tradition to recognize leaders and committee members for volunteering and for the dedication they provide to the scouting program. This year Pack 922 had over 40 Cub Scouts advance in rank, including seven Cub Scouts from the Webelos II den, who received the highest rank a Cub Scout can earn, the Arrow of Light. The next step for the Webelos II scouts is to continue to Boy Scouts.
Since 2010, Jeff and Vicky Cap have been involved as leaders with Cub Scouts and have worked to recruit boys from first through fifth grade to join scouting. The parents of Pack 922 also play a big role in the recruitment, leadership, and support of Cub Scouting. Jeff and Vicky, along with the leaders and committee members of Pack 922, are continually working and organize scouting events throughout the year. Most recently Jeff spent much of his own personal time last year and previous years helping schedule and organize the large ConnJam event that took place at the Orange Fairgrounds for an entire weekend, which consisted of over 3,000 scouts and leaders. Jeff served on the ConnJam committee as the liaison between the Town of Orange and the Boy Scouts of America, helping to organize the event as well as being involved with planning meetings with various Orange groups, such as the First Selectman’s office, the Park and Rec Commission, the Orange Police Department, the Orange Volunteer Fire Department, and many more. Jeff assisted with the planning of ConnJam for the past 12 years. Jeff has earned the highest adult leadership award offered through the Boy Scouts of America called “Wood Badge” in 2011. He has also had leadership roles for Wood Badge courses in 2014 and 2016.
In addition to ConnJan, Pack 922 also offers a variety of events each year, which Jeff and Vicky assist in organizing and running, such as camping (Famoree and Hauntoree), Battleship Cove, food drives, fundraising events, community beautification, opening ceremonies at community fairs and events, etc.
Parents who have any questions about scouting may contact Jeff and Vicky Cap. You can visit the Pack 922 website at www.OrangeCTscouting.com.