Vermont Business Magazine The Green Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America kicked off its state wide youth and parent membership recruitment effort to invite boys to join Scouting. The campaign will run primarily through the months of September and October. Any boy in kindergarten through 5th grade is invited to join a local Cub Scout pack in their community. Boys 11 to 17 years old are invited to join a Boy Scout troop. Keep an eye out for yards signs, information flyers, posters and other media promotion that will be distributed throughout the communities.
Last year, the Green Mountain Council introduced a pilot program to add kindergarten age boys to the Scouting family. The results were an outstanding success, so much so that the program will continue this year as well.
Scouting provides an opportunity for youth to become involved in a program that instills strong positive moral and ethical values, citizenship involvement and responsibility, and personal fitness in an environment that is family centered and fun for everyone.
Scouts can participate in one day, weekend, or week long camping programs, explore their community, learn skills in emergency preparedness, first aid, swimming, lifesaving nature study, environmental awareness, and more. In addition Scouting provides programs that teach teamwork, good sportsmanship, and personal fitness.
Scouting is a great way to get your son involved with boys his age in a program that has something for everyone, regardless of athletic ability, social, economic or ethnic background, and is a program that has lasting values for the rest of your son’s life.
Join the Adventure and make Scouting part of your family activities For information on how to get your son into a Scouting unit go to BeAScout.org, or contact the Scout Service Center in Waterbury at 802-244-5189.