Boys And Girls In Grades K-5 Are Invited To Join Cub Scouts September 19

New Member Events At ALL Elementary Schools From 6-7 PM

By Kent York






Parents of boys and girls in grades K-5 can sign their children up for Scouting online today or at one of more than 700 local joining events taking place at ALL area elementary schools. From 6-7 PM on Thursday, September 19 more than 2,000 volunteers will be ready to answer questions and take registrations or, if they prefer, parents can register their children online immediately at

In addition to fun and adventure, Scouting gives members a “ScoutLook on Life” – instilling self-reliance, confidence, responsibility and teamwork. These skills and experiences will change how they see the world, and the benefits last a lifetime.

Every youth who joins Cub Scouts will receive a glow-in-the-dark T-shirt and a pass for free admission to fall day camp. These are introductory half-day programs at local camps featuring archery, climbing, STEM, crafts, games and more each weekend in October.

Cub Scouts do a wide range of indoor and outdoor age-appropriate activities to safely expand their limits and abilities, fulfill award requirements and be recognized for their accomplishments. They also develop a spirit of service by helping others in the community. Local Scouts performed more than 160,000 hours of community service last year alone.

Register your sons and daughters at any elementary school on Sept. 19, or simply go online anytime at

About Northern Star Scouting

Northern Star Council BSA serves more than 31,000 members in 25 counties across central Minnesota and western Wisconsin, plus nearly 21,000 youth in programs at Base Camp. We welcome girls and boys K- 5 into Cub Scouts, grades 6 and up into Scouts BSA, grades 8 and up into Venturing and Exploring. Base Camp serves everyone. For more details and joining information on all programs, visit (Northern Star Scouting is not affiliated with the Girl Scouts of the USA).