Fall brings changing leaves, cooler weather, and football. It also begins a new Cub Scout program year marked by the annual Cub Scouting Day One event taking place Oct. 12 on the campus of Mineral Area College.
At the end of each summer, local Cub Scout packs hold “School Nights to Join Scouting” events when boys in first through fifth grade can find a local pack that fits their family's busy schedules and provides a fun, safe environment to learn the values and skills of scouting.
The Ozark Trailblazers District, which encompasses a six county area, uses its summer Cub Scout Day Camp staff to put on a Fall Cub Scouting Day One activity where new Cub Scouts can spend the day learning how to fish, safely and properly use a BB gun, shoot a bow, do some nature crafts and play some games.
For the first time this year, the event is open to boys not yet in Cub Scouts, as well as anyone that missed their local “School Nights” event but still want to get their child involved. Parents can contact Cub Scouting Day One Camp Director Gene Bannister to fill out a youth application.
The cost for Cub Scouting Day One is $12 for youth not pre-registered. This covers the camp and membership fees.
The cost for registered Cub Scouts is $7. They need to contact their unit leader for a registration flyer.
Applications will be available and pack contact information sheets will help parents find a unit to suit their scout’s needs. Information on Boy Scouts, grades 6-12; and Venturing Scouts, boys and girls 9th grade through 21, will also be available.
For more information contact Ozark Trailblazers Cub Camp Director Gene Bannister at 573-431-2856; the Greater St. Louis Area Council at 573-335-3346 or 800-335-3346; or go online to BeAScout.org.