Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America announces Tuesday, Sept. 19 as “School Night for Scouting.” New member sign-ups will take place at all elementary schools throughout 21 Minnesota and 4 Western Wisconsin Counties from 6– 7 p.m.
This is the largest Cub Scout recruitment event of the year.“Heroes Start Here” is the tagline for the superheroes theme, reflecting characteristics Scouts and superheroes share, such as bravery and doing good deeds, plus highlighting the fun, adventure and imagination that is the core of the program. Scouting helps boys discover and build their own “superpowers” — talents, interests and life skills. Every boy who signs up will receive a glow-in-the-dark “Superhero Shield” (Frisbee) and T-shirt that can be used at fall “Superhero Training Camps.”
These are special introductory four-hour programs at council camps and community sites each weekend in October. Cub Scouts participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities designed to help them gain confidence, increase social skills and develop their capacity for leadership – all while having fun and serving their community. Last year, Scouts in the council performed 191,500 hours of community service – an average of more than five hours per member.A Cub Scout membership costs $32 per year, but all boys can join regardless of their ability to pay. Parents can also register online anytime at www.heroscouts.org.