The Cub Scout Bear Den of Pack 228 earned their “Paws for Action” belt loops by participating in the Leprechaun Lane 5k at the Silverstein Eye Center on March 18. The Scouts enjoyed a costume contest, racing in the Kids' Fun Run, and receiving their “Pot of Gold” medals for finishing the 5k race. The race proceeds and sock/underwear donations benefitted the Uplift Organization, a homeless outreach program in Kansas City.

The Pack meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Christ United Methodist Church on 39th Street in Independence.