Virtually every elementary school in Iowa is hosting events this month to recruit boys between first and fifth grades to join the Cub Scouts. Jason Wolf, with the Mid-Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America, says they’re trying to reach out to thousands of young men to join their ranks.
Wolf says “Scouting builds character. It instills values into young people that effects the rest of their life. Scouting brings to a young person challenges to learn new life skills, outdoors skills, social skills.” He says boys involved in Scouting will be taught lessons that will make a long-term difference in their lives, even if they don’t realize it right away.
Wolf says “As they grow into an adult, there will be skills that have been put into a person’s life that will help them out down the road.” He says Scouting brings values that will complement things learned in school, the community and in church. The Mid-Iowa Council, which covers 27 counties, serves more than 20-thousand boys. Wolf, who earned the highest rank of Eagle when he was a teen, has devoted much of his life to Scouting.
Wolf says he started out in Cub Scouts in Urbandale and has been a Scout for 30 years now. “I can vouch to say ‘you bet,’ scouting does make a difference in a person’s life and is something that should be a part of every young boy’s life.” Camp Mitigwa near Boone is hosting an event October 7th for a day of outdoor activities like archery, B.B. guns, crafts and nature hikes. Other events are underway elsewhere in Iowa. For more information, call 800-999-SCOUT or surf to “www.bsa-ia.org”.
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