Fairgrounds will host sign up for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts on Saturday
KNOWLESVILLE – Local Scouting leaders will be at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds on Saturday to discuss the program and connect children to packs or troops in their community.
Most local schools aren’t having traditional open houses this fall with community organizations allowed inside to meet the public due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The local scouting leaders decided to have several packs and troops do a joint open house this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This will be a sign-up opportunity for boys and girls in grades kindergarten through 12.
Scouting leaders from several local packs and troops will be there on Saturday to answer questions and to help children get started on the Scouting Trail.
There will also be displays, games and a sign-up table for each unit in the county.
The local leaders participating on Saturday include:
Cub Scouts are for elementary youth. In Orleans County, the packs include: Albion, Pack 3164 Cubmaster Ben Metcalf – 585-489-2969; West Barre, Pack 3175 Cubmaster Bert Mathes – 585-331-1514; Medina, Pack 3028 Cubmaster Alicia Vanderwalker – 716-989-7381; Medina, Pack 3035 Cubmaster John Dieter – 716-570-9977.
The BSA Troops serve youths ages 11 through 17. In Orleans County, Saturday’s participants include Albion, Troop 164 Scoutmaster Dan Flanagan – 716-251-9180; West Barre, Troop 175 Scoutmaster Mary Barry – 585-489-0922; Medina, Troop 28 Scoutmaster Tim Miller – 585-590-1367; Medina, Troop 35 Scoutmaster John Dieter – 716-570-9977.
“If, for some reason you can’t make it on Saturday, you can still call any of these leaders to find out the time and place for their next meeting so you can get your son or daughter registered in this great program,” said Jess Merkel, senior scout executive for the Iroquois Trail Council.
He said the Boy Scouts prepares young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
“Your son or daughter will experience a great time in Scouting while learning lifelong lessons which will help them in the areas of character building, citizenship, personal fitness and leadership skills,” Merkel said. “There’s no time like the present to get involved with your child in a program that provides fun and adventure with a purpose.”