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Members of Cub Scout Pack 253 gather around Evensen Ross, seated left, and Hunter Rahe, seated right, as they compete for second and third place overall in the pack’s annual Pinewood Derby at the Wrightsville United Methodist Church on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Elementary school-age boys who wish to join the Cub Scouts are invited to attend a sign-up night at Wrightsville Beach School on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the Cape Fear Council, the local chapter of Boy Scouts of America. A part of scouting’s annual fall round-up campaign, the event gives interested boys and their families a chance to speak to current adult scout leaders about the activities and benefits associated with the Cub Scouts.
Chartered in 1916, nine years after the foundation of Boy Scouts, for boys who had not yet met the age requirement, Cub Scouts focus on the same values and activities as their older counterparts. Cub Scouts, like Boy Scouts, provides year-round activity for those enrolled in the program open to boys in second through fifth grade with boys in first grade having the option to enroll in Cub Scouts’ younger-brother program, Tiger Cubs.
“We do our fall round-up every year in order to make sure every boy has the opportunity to join scouting.” said Cape Fear Council District Representative Jonathan Britt.
Boys who elect to enroll in the Cub Scouts will have the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and camping, as well as service-based activities in their own communities.
For further information about the Boy Scouts (and Cub Scouts) of America, contact the Cape Fear Council office at 910-395-1100, or visit the office located at 110 Longstreet Drive in Wilmington.