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Scout programs deliver fun with character development

9:14 PM, Sep. 6, 2013  |  Comments
Adam Freund
Adam Freund
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The Boy Scouts of America are thriving today after 103 years, and counting, of serving youths in America. We are accomplishing this by delivering a unique program centered on honesty, integrity and character, with one very important ingredient splashed throughout: fun!

Scouts join with the eager anticipation of going to summer camp for the first time or building their very own pinewood derby race car. They also look forward to discovering new activities with their family and meeting new friends along the way.

Throughout the year, they have so much fun working toward their advancements and recognitions, they sometimes don't realize the timeless values they learn along their Scouting journey. They learn the values of doing their best, helping others at all times and citizenship.

By keeping the program fun, we are able to impact a greater number of youths and families. More than 1,300 youths and 1,000 volunteers in the Wausau area are active in the program each year, and those numbers are steadily growing. These volunteers are dedicated in providing a fun and engaging program that will greatly impact the youths of our community.

You can join the program at any age, with no previous Scouting experience needed or required. You can also join Scouting any time during the year. If you are interested in a fun program for your son or daughter, which will give them experiences and opportunities they will find nowhere else, plan on joining this fall.

As you travel down your Scouting journey, you will see firsthand the impact Scouting makes on youths, families and our community; you will definitely have lots of fun along the way.

Throughout the months of September and October, we have numerous opportunities to join Scouting through sign up nights at each elementary school (look for a flier through your local school). We also have two unique Scouting events coming up, where you can register your son or daughter into Scouting.

Who is eligible to join Scouting? Cub Scouts is open to first- through fifth-grade boys, Boy Scouts is open to 11- to 18-year-old boys, and Venturing is our co-ed program open to all 14- to 21-year-old youths. Our Exploring program is open to all youths ages 11 to 21.

Upcoming Scouting Events Open to the Public:

1. Scouting Expo at CommUNITY fest: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21, at Marathon Park, with lots of hands-on Scouting activities and new Scouting registration.

2. Scouting Fun Night: open house 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 24, at Wausau Homes Scout Center 3511 Camp Phillips Road, Weston, with free food, archery, climbing, slingshots and Scouting registration.

For more information, contact Rib Mountain District Executive Margaret Leet at 715-581-6317 or margaret.leet@samoset.org.

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