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Cub Scouting open house at Fairgrounds May 13

NEW ULM — Families are encouraged to come out on Thursday, May 13, and learn more about Scouting in New Ulm. An open house will be held at the Brown County Fairgrounds from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Brown County Fairgrounds to introduce parents and children to the opportunities Scouting presents.

Cub Scouts is for K-5th grade girls and boys and focuses on teaching values like trustworthiness; being thrifty and courteous, and more. Scouts learn these values by participating in a variety of activities during the year including a pinewood derby race, outdoor activities like fishing and archery, service projects like Scouting for Food, and regular meetings. Typically, Scouts and their families will meet 3 times a month for about an hour, doing a variety of hands-on projects and activities. The aim is to help children become adults of character, be participating citizens, and develop personal fitness.

New Ulm also has a Scouts BSA troop for boys entering grades 6-12.

“Youth involved in the program are led by parents and community leaders who serve as positive role models,” says Alex Osterberg, District Executive for this district in the Twin Valley Council. “These role models help lead the activities and engage the family. As kids go through the program, they gain new skills and learn to make program decisions and serve as youth leaders. They do all of this through the fun activities like shooting sports, camping, hiking, science, athletics, and more.”

Families can attend a few meetings to decide if the program is interesting and a good fit.

If parents have questions, want more information, or cannot attend the information night, they can contact:

Alex Osterberg at alexis.osterberg@scouting.org or (920) 570-2319

Get more information on all the programs the Scouting has to offer at www.scouting.org or www.BeAScout.org.

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