JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - What used to be called, "School Night for Scouting," is now, "Join Scouting." But, the evening's goal is still the same: local opportunities for parents to sign their children up for Boy Scouting. Registration is just five dollars on Thursday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m.
"This is a district-wide recruiting event," Seth Casey, District Executive with the Quapaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America. "What we want to do is bring in youth and parents and make sure everyone understands how they can join scouting. We want to make sure every boy in the district has an opportunity to join scouting."
"They learn so many different things that they wouldn't learn without being in Boy Scouts," Tiffany Lorkowski, Cubmaster of Valley View Ruritan Pack 1225 said. "Some of the stuff we do is building a pinewood derby car out of a block. How many can say that they can build a car out of a block?"
Boy Scouts of America trains youth in citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through outdoor activities, educational programs and at older age levels through career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations.
"All Boy Scouts do what we call service hours," Casey said. "So we require our Scouts to go out into the community and do service projects. The point of Scouting is to service. We want to make sure that we are not only part of the community, but we're making the community a better place."
If you would like to get a child signed up for Boy Scouts, the membership fee will be cheaper on Join Scouting Night.
"We're running a special," Casey said. "It's going to be five dollars for registration, usually it's 24."
Here's a list of locations:
Alma Spikes Elementary, (Pocahontas)
C.B Partee, (Brinkley)
Central Elementary, (Forrest City)
Greene County Tech Primary
Jonesboro Visual and Performing Arts
Jonesboro International Studies
University Heights Elementary, (Nettleton)
Alma Spikes, (Pocahontas)
Westside Elementary, (Event will be at 5 p.m.)
Valley View Elementary
All recruiting events will start at 6:30PM except Westside which will start at 5 p.m.
The following schools will be on different nights during the same week, but will still start at 6:30 p.m.:
Imboden Sloan-Hendrix, August 22nd
Desoto (Helena), August 23rd
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