Butler County Times Gazette
  • Scouts to hold sign-ups for Cub Scouts, Venture program

  • Representatives from the Boy Scouts of America were visiting with students Friday about what Cub Scouts is, as well as how to get involved.
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  • Representatives from the Boy Scouts of America were visiting with students Friday about what Cub Scouts is, as well as how to get involved.
    Jeanette Nelson, Kevin Miller, Robert Nelson and John Glenn were on hand to talk about the activities they do and answer questions.
    "The Cub Scout program is designed for First through fifth grade boys," Glenn said. "It teaches good citizenship that is packed with activities."
    "There are not many things in this town for kids," Jeanette added. "This is something for parents to do with their kids."
    She said they do ask parents to do the activities with their kids.
    There are events for the entire pack once or twice a month and the individual groups meet each Sunday.
    Cub Scouts do such things as learn how to shoot, go camping, go hiking, outdoors activities, participating in the pinewood derby, being scientists and more.
    One of the first events will be a fishing derby on Sept. 6 at East Park, then in October a campout is scheduled, one of two or three campouts they go on a year.
    There will be a Boy Scout and Cub Scout sign-up night at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Skelly Elementary. In addition, any boys older than fifth grade can join a Boy Scout Troop. There are two troops in El Dorado, Troop 222 and Troop 410. All of the groups meet at the First United Methodist Church.
    Another program, for boys or girls, is the Venturing Group, something new to El Dorado. It is for youth ages 13 and in the eighth grade through age 21. Sign-ups for this group will be at 6 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church. This group focuses on higher skills and does this such as a zip line.
    They encourage any families interested in participating or any adults who want to volunteer to contact them. For more information, visit beascout.org.

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