Area children interested in joining Cub Scouts can attend a drive-thru sign up night this Thursday (September 24) from 6 to 7 pm at the Grace Christian Fellowship Parking Lot on Fisher Avenue in Cortland.
Currently, there are 7 local Cub Scout Packs and Scouts BSA Troops that meet in Homer or Cortland and are accepting registrations.
Cub Scouts is for boys and girls in grades Kindergarten to 5th grade. Scouts BSA is for boys and girls ages 11 to 18.
Thursday’s event will include information about annual activities, meeting dates and locations, applications and much more.
More below from the Baden-Powell Council BSA:
For over 110 years now, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath & Scout Law.
Today, these values are just as important in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, academic skills, and citizenship skills that stay with them as adults.
Scouting provides youth with an opportunity to try things they may never have tried before, build self-confidence, reinforce ethical standards and provide service to others.
This can improve their relationships, their work lives, their family lives, and the values by which they live as children as well as adults.
Additionally, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be overlooked and the right choices can be made.
Scouts are taught to live by a code of conduct exemplified in the 12 points of the Scout Law: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.