Lighthouse District Boys Scouts, Cub Scout and Venturing groups will be gathering for “Scouting Rallies” in local neighborhoods, showcasing what they do and encouraging participation by local youth.
The young men and women of the Boy Scouts of America will be showing the community how scouting teaches them life skills, builds confidence and self-esteem, and about environment and community awareness and pride at the Show Off Scouting events on Aug. 8.
This is an opportunity for families to see what the Scouting program is doing in their neighborhoods, as well as observing the outdoor and self-sufficiency skills the Scouts are learning. The South Florida Council has 39,000-plus registered Scouts. Local packs and troops are made up of Cub Scouts (boys, ages 7 to 10); Boy Scouts (boys, ages 11 to 18; and Sea Scouts and Venturing (young men and women, ages 14 to 20).All will be represented to give hands-on demonstrations, play games and more.
Many local Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venturing Crews will be on hand to show the community a sample of activities they do in Scouting. All families in the community are invited free of charge. There will be demonstrations of camping, cooking, pioneering skills and Scout spirit activities in games and more.
The events all start at 10 a.m. at the following locations:
1000 N. State Road 7 (former Swap Shop), Margate
Festival Flea Market (Inside the mall), 2900 W Sample Road, Pompano Beach
2001 NE 10th St., Pompano Beach
Coral Springs Sportsplex, 2575 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs
Last year the South Florida Council had more than 154,119 community service hours that were conducted by Scouts to make communities better places; 5,732 Scouts went to summer camp. The Scouts’ outreach initiatives gave more than 4,100 youths from at-risk neighborhoods the opportunity to participate in the scouting programs; 192 young men attained the Eagle Scout Award.
Boy Scouts of America South Florida Council helps deliver the Scouting Program to Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. This volunteer-run and professionally guided council is governed by a volunteer board of directors that provides leadership for more than 4,000 local volunteers who help teach youth new skills, build their self-esteem and reinforce the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
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